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[ek-luh-jahyt] /ˈɛk ləˌdʒaɪt/
a rock consisting of a granular aggregate of green pyroxene and red garnet, often containing kyanite, silvery mica, quartz, and pyrite.
Origin of eclogite
1815-25; < Greek eklog() selection (see eclogue) + -ite1 Unabridged
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a rare coarse-grained basic rock consisting principally of garnet and pyroxene. Quartz, feldspar, etc, may also be present. It is thought to originate by metamorphism or igneous crystallization at extremely high pressure
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C19: from Greek eklogē a selection
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eclogite in Science
A greenish, coarse-grained metamorphic rock consisting of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with large red garnet inclusions. Eclogites form under conditions of high pressure and moderate to high temperatures.
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