Origin of trachyte
OTHER WORDS FROM trachytetra·chyt·ic [truh-kit-ik], /trəˈkɪt ɪk/, trach·y·toid [trak-i-toid, trey-ki-], /ˈtræk ɪˌtɔɪd, ˈtreɪ kɪ-/, adjective
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How to use trachyte in a sentence
Trachyte (trachys, rough) is a pale or dark-gray rock, harsh and rough to the touch, in which felspar is the predominant mineral.Geology|James Geikie
Or, again, I see no difficulty in a mass of trachyte being exposed by subsequent dislocations and bared or cleaned by rain.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
The volcanic origin of the whole archipelago is proved by the principal rocks being of basalt, trachyte and lava.
Large areas are overlain with trachyte, basalt, obsidian, tuff and pumice.
Trachyte has been extruded in a state so viscid that it has formed steepsided domes like that of Sarcoui (Fig. 230).The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton