noun, plural por·phy·ries.
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Definition for porphyry (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM PorphyryPor·phyr·e·an [pawr-feer-ee-uhn], /pɔrˈfɪər i ən/, adjectivePor·phyr·i·an, adjective, nounPor·phyr·i·an·ist, noun
Example sentences from the Web for porphyry
The well-rounded pebbles of porphyry were mingled with many immense angular fragments of basalt and of primary rocks.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Some of the porphyry columns now in Santa Sophia at Constantinople are said to have been taken from it.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
Seven specimens were of basalt and one each of chert and porphyry.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
Behind the altar is a mosaic screen, with panels of porphyry and serpentine, and an ancient episcopal throne.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
Among his disciples the most important were Amelius and Porphyry.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack