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picrite

[ pik-rahyt ]
/ ˈpɪk raɪt /
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noun
a granular igneous rock composed chiefly of olivine and augite, but containing small amounts of feldspar.
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Origin of picrite

1805–15; <Greek pikr(ós) bitter + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for picrite

picrite
/ (ˈpɪkraɪt) /

noun
a coarse-grained ultrabasic igneous rock consisting of olivine and augite with small amounts of plagioclase feldspar
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