[ pik-rahyt ]
/ ˈpɪk raɪt /
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
Words nearby picrite
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Example sentences from the Web for picrite
These range from acid to ultrabasic types and include granite, augite-diorite, picrite and serpentine.
British Dictionary definitions for picrite
/ (ˈpɪkraɪt) /
a coarse-grained ultrabasic igneous rock consisting of olivine and augite with small amounts of plagioclase feldspar