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basanite

[bas-uh-nahyt, baz-] /ˈbæs əˌnaɪt, ˈbæz-/
noun, Petrography.
1.
a basaltic rock composed chiefly of plagioclase, olivine, and augite.
Origin of basanite
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin basanītēs; see basalt
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basanite

/ˈbæsəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a black basaltic rock containing plagioclase, augite, olivine, and nepheline, leucite, or analcite, formerly used as a touchstone
Word Origin
C18: see basalt
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