alboranite

noun
al·​bo·​ran·​ite | \ ˌal-bə-ˈra-ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of alboranite

: a hypersthene-basalt having a porphyritic texture and containing phenocrysts of labradorite but no olivine

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First Known Use of alboranite

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alboranite

German alboranit, from Alborán island, Spain, its locality + German -it, -ite

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“Alboranite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alboranite. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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