streak color

streak color
streak color,
the typical color of a mineral's streak. The streak color of pyrite, a yellow mineral, is black.

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  • Streak — or streaking may refer to:*Streaking, running naked in a public place *Streaking (microbiology), a method of purifying micro organisms *Streak (mineralogy), the color left by a mineral dragged across a rough surface *Streak camera, device to… …   Wikipedia

  • streak — [strēk] n. [ME streke < OE strica: for IE base see STRIKE] 1. a line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area 2. a ray of light or a flash, as of lightning 3. a vein or stratum of a …   English World dictionary

  • Streak — Streak, n. [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See {Strike}, {Stroke}, n., and cf. {Strake}.] 1. A line or long mark of a different color from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • streak´i|ness — streak|y «STREE kee», adjective, streak|i|er, streak|i|est. 1. marked with streaks; streaked: »an old man with a streaky gray chin beard (Booth Tarkington). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • streak´i|ly — streak|y «STREE kee», adjective, streak|i|er, streak|i|est. 1. marked with streaks; streaked: »an old man with a streaky gray chin beard (Booth Tarkington). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • streak|y — «STREE kee», adjective, streak|i|er, streak|i|est. 1. marked with streaks; streaked: »an old man with a streaky gray chin beard (Booth Tarkington). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Streak — Streak, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Streaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaking}.] 1. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors. [1913 Webster] A mule . . . streaked and dappled with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Streak (mineralogy) — The streak (also called powder color) of a mineral is the color of the powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. Unlike the apparent color of a mineral, which for most minerals can vary considerably, the trail of finely… …   Wikipedia

  • streak — streakedly /streekt lee, stree kid lee/, adv. streakedness, n. streaker, n. streaklike, adj. /streek/, n. 1. a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color, or the like: streaks of mud. 2. a portion or layer of something, distinguished by color or… …   Universalium

  • streak — streak1 [ strik ] noun count * 1. ) a line or long mark on something that is a different color than the color surrounding it: The bird can be recognized by the dark streaks on its breast. streak of: a streak of lightning (=a long line of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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