amphibolite

noun
am·​phib·​o·​lite | \ am-ˈfi-bə-ˌlīt How to pronounce amphibolite (audio) \

Definition of amphibolite

: a usually metamorphic rock consisting essentially of amphibole

Examples of amphibolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only way to connect the two main buildings was by burrowing down, and the first stage of construction involved more than a year of excavation, during which 9,000 tons of amphibolite, a metamorphic rock, were relocated. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "A New Museum is Putting This Swiss Alps Town on the Map," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of amphibolite

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphibolite

borrowed from French, from amphibole amphibole + -ite -ite entry 1

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“Amphibolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphibolite. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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