Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

eucrite

play
noun eu·crite \ˈyü-ˌkrīt\

Definition of eucrite

  1. 1 :  a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite

  2. 2 :  a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro

eucritic play \yü-ˈkri-tik\ adjective


Origin of eucrite

German Eukrit, from Greek eukritos easily discerned, from eu- + kritos separated, from krinein to separate — more at certain


First Known Use: 1881


Learn More about eucrite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eucrite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!