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basanite

[ bas-uh-nahyt, baz- ]
/ ˈbæs əˌnaɪt, ˈbæz- /
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noun Petrography.
a basaltic rock composed chiefly of plagioclase, olivine, and augite.
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Origin of basanite

1745–55; <Latin basanītēs;see basalt
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British Dictionary definitions for basanite

basanite
/ (ˈbæsəˌnaɪt) /

noun
a black basaltic rock containing plagioclase, augite, olivine, and nepheline, leucite, or analcite, formerly used as a touchstone

Word Origin for basanite

C18: see basalt
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