Origin of igneous
Related Words for igneousblistering, scorching, searing, blazing, sizzling, boiling, sweltering, incandescent, scalding, baking, torrid, fiery, red-hot, excitable, burning, vehement, impassioned, combustible, flaming, glowing
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Traces of it are found in practically all igneous and most sedimentary rocks.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The close association both in place and age with igneous rocks.
Igneous rocks are formed by the cooling of molten rock material.
They occur in limestones and shales and are not associated with igneous rocks.
These are characterized by igneous rocks of andesitic nature.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
Word Origin for igneous
1660s, from Latin igneus "of fire, fiery," from ignis "fire," from PIE *egni- "fire" (cf. Sanskrit agnih "fire, sacrificial fire," Old Church Slavonic ogni, Lithuanian ugnis "fire").