ankaramite

noun

an·​ka·​ra·​mite
ˌaŋkəˈräˌmīt
plural -s
: a melanocratic basaltic rock with a feldspar content greater than picrite and less than basalt and differing from picrite in containing more augite than olivine

Word History

Etymology

French, from Ankaramy, Madagascar + French -ite

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ankaramite was in 1916

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“Ankaramite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankaramite. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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