- a granular igneous rock composed chiefly of olivine and augite, but containing small amounts of feldspar.
Origin of picrite
1805–15; < Greek pikr(ós) bitter + -ite1
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These range from acid to ultrabasic types and include granite, augite-diorite, picrite and serpentine.
- a coarse-grained ultrabasic igneous rock consisting of olivine and augite with small amounts of plagioclase feldspar