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picrite

[pik-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a granular igneous rock composed chiefly of olivine and augite, but containing small amounts of feldspar.

Origin of picrite

1805–15; < Greek pikr(ós) bitter + -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • These range from acid to ultrabasic types and include granite, augite-diorite, picrite and serpentine.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for picrite

picrite

noun
  1. a coarse-grained ultrabasic igneous rock consisting of olivine and augite with small amounts of plagioclase feldspar
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