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dunite

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noun du·nite \ˈdü-ˌnīt, ˈdə-\

Definition of dunite

  1. :  a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of olivine

du·nit·ic play \dü-ˈni-tik, ˌdə-\ adjective


Origin of dunite

Mt. Dun, New Zealand


First Known Use: circa 1868


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