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Origin of basalt
OTHER WORDS FROM basaltba·sal·tic, ba·sal·tine [buh-sawl-tin, -tahyn] /bəˈsɔl tɪn, -taɪn/, adjectivesub·ba·sal·tic, adjective
Words nearby basalt
Example sentences from the Web for basaltic
There is a strip of basaltic flags connecting the door of one of the corridors with that of the tepidarium.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
I am afraid so, unless I should happen to find diamonds in the basaltic formation of the Eagle's Nest.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
The most conspicuous of these basaltic beds forms the summit of the hill which is called Salisbury Craig.Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)|James Hutton
Fingal's Cave, in the Island of Staffa, furnishes a remarkable instance of basaltic columns.
The trachytic rocks are small in quantity compared with those of the basaltic class.
British Dictionary definitions for basaltic
Derived forms of basaltbasaltic, adjective
Word Origin for basalt
Scientific definitions for basaltic
Cultural definitions for basaltic
A hard, dense igneous rock that makes up much of the material in tectonic plates. The part of the Earth's crust beneath the oceans consists mainly of basalt whereas continental crust consists mainly of less dense rocks, such as granite. (See plate tectonics.)