[ gran-i-tey, grah-ni-; French gra-nee-tey ]
/ ˌgræn ɪˈteɪ, ˌgrɑ nɪ-; French gra niˈteɪ /
noun French Cookery.
Origin of granité
Can be confusedgranite granité
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British Dictionary definitions for granité
/ (ˈɡrænɪt) /
a light-coloured coarse-grained acid plutonic igneous rock consisting of quartz, feldspars, and such ferromagnesian minerals as biotite or hornblende: widely used for building
great hardness, endurance, or resolution
another name for a stone (def. 9)
Derived Formsgranite-like, adjectivegranitic (ɡrəˈnɪtɪk) or granitoid, adjective
Word Origin for granite
C17: from Italian granito grained, from granire to grain, from grano grain, from Latin grānum
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Science definitions for granité
[ grăn′ĭt ]
A usually light-colored, coarse-grained igneous rock consisting mostly of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and micas. Quartz usually makes up 10 to 50 percent of the light-colored minerals in granite, with the remaining minerals consisting of the feldspars and muscovite. The darker minerals in granite are usually biotite and hornblende. Granite is one of the most common rocks in the crust of continents, and is formed by the slow, underground cooling of magma.
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Culture definitions for granité
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