granodiorite

noun

a coarse-grained acid igneous rock containing almost twice as much plagioclase as orthoclase: intermediate in composition between granite and diorite

Nearby words

  1. granny glasses,
  2. granny smith,
  3. granny woman,
  4. grannyish,
  5. grano-,
  6. granola,
  7. granolith,
  8. granophyre,
  9. grant,
  10. grant of probate

Word Origin for granodiorite

C19: from grano + diorite

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granodiorite

[grăn′ə-dīə-rīt′]

A coarse-grained igneous rock consisting primarily of quartz, plagioclase, and potassium feldspar, and also containing biotite, hornblende, or pyroxene. It is the coarse-grained equivalent of dacite.
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