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ignimbrite

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noun ig·nim·brite \ˈig-nəm-ˌbrīt\

Definition of ignimbrite

  1. :  a hard rock formed by solidification of chiefly fine deposits of volcanic ash



Origin and Etymology of ignimbrite

German Ignimbrit, from Latin ignis + imbr- (from imber rain) + German -it 1-ite — more at imbricate


First Known Use: 1932


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