Origin of breccia
Examples from the Web for breccia
Historical Examples of breccia
Its material is a breccia from a quarry near Thebes, and is remarkable for its hardness.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Breccia is a rock in which the included fragments are angular.Geology
It is composed of huge blocks of breccia, some of them thirteen feet long.
A breccia is a rock made up of angular pebbles or fragments of other rocks.Roman Mosaics
The investigation disclosed several different beds of stalagmite, cave earth, and breccia.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
Word Origin for breccia
"rock of angular pieces," 1774, from Italian breccia, "marble of angular pieces," from a Germanic source akin to Old High German brecha "a breaking," from Proto-Germanic *brekan, from PIE *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction).