pyroxenite

[ pahy-rok-suh-nahyt, puh- ]
/ paɪˈrɒk səˌnaɪt, pə- /

noun Petrology.

any rock composed essentially, or in large part, of pyroxene of any kind.

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Origin of pyroxenite

First recorded in 1860–65; pyroxene + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for pyroxenite

pyroxenite
/ (paɪˈrɒksɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

a very dark coarse-grained ultrabasic rock consisting entirely of pyroxene minerals
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