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psephite

[ see-fahyt ]
/ ˈsi faɪt /
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noun Geology.

any coarse rock, as breccia or conglomerate.

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Origin of psephite

<Greek psêph(os) pebble + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for psephite

psephite
/ (ˈsiːfaɪt) /

noun

any rock, such as a breccia, that consists of large fragments embedded in a finer matrix

Derived forms of psephite

psephitic (siːˈfɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for psephite

C19: via French from Greek psēphos a pebble
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