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augite

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noun au·gite \ˈȯ-ˌjīt\

Definition of augite

  1. 1 :  a usually black or dark green mineral that consists of aluminous pyroxene and is found especially in igneous rocks

  2. 2 :  pyroxene

au·git·icplay \ȯ-ˈji-tik\ adjective


Origin of augite

Latin augites, a precious stone, from Greek augitēs


First Known Use: 1804


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