Origin of granite
Examples from the Web for granitic
And the fierce country, blazed across the brain: urgent and cypressed, the granitic cliff, the shock of parent sea.The Art of Rediscovery: Muriel Rukeyser’s “Savage Coast”|Lauren Elkin|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the eastern portion of Princeton the underlying rock is a kind of micaceous schist, and in the western is granitic gneiss.
Yet Mr. Armytage was not really so granitic of nature as the Bigart emissary had thought him.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
All these minerals have once been imbedded in the granitic gneiss, which is the principal rock of the region.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
But some eruptions of granitic and other substances, ejected from the interior, never reach the surface at all.
The granitic débris, which was detached from the summit of the Alpine mountains, fell on the surface of the glacier.
British Dictionary definitions for granitic
Word Origin for granite
Word Origin and History for granitic (1 of 2)
1640s, from French granit(e) (17c.) or directly from Italian granito "granite," originally "grained," past participle of granire "granulate, make grainy," from grano "grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). In reference to the appearance of the rock. Used figuratively for "hardness" (of the heart, head, etc.) from 1839. New Hampshire, U.S., has been the Granite State since at least 1825.