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trachyte

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noun tra·chyte \ˈtra-ˌkīt, ˈtrā-\

Definition of trachyte

  1. :  a usually light-colored volcanic rock consisting chiefly of potash feldspar



Origin of trachyte

French, from Greek trachys rough


First Known Use: 1821


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