granitite

[gran-i-tahyt]

noun

a granite rich in biotite.

Nearby words

  1. granite paper,
  2. granite peak,
  3. granite state,
  4. graniteware,
  5. granitic,
  6. granitization,
  7. granitize,
  8. granitoid,
  9. granité,
  10. granivorous

Origin of granitite

First recorded in 1870–75; granite + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for granitite

granitite

noun

any granite with a high content of biotite
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