noun al·bo·ran·ite \ˌal-bə-ˈra-ˌnīt\

Definition of alboranite



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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of alboranite

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

First Known Use: 1908

Seen and Heard

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


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!