melaphyre

[ mel-uh-fahyuhr ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌfaɪər /

noun Petrology.

a type of dark igneous rock embedded with feldspar crystals, related to basalt.

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OTHER WORDS FROM melaphyre

mel·a·phyr·ic [mel-uh-fir-ik], /ˌmɛl əˈfɪr ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for melaphyre

melaphyre
/ (ˈmɛləˌfaɪə) /

noun

geology obsolete a type of weathered amygdaloidal basalt or andesite

Word Origin for melaphyre

C19: via French from Greek melas black + (por) phura purple
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