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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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