plural -s
: a melanocratic nephelite-basalt containing some feldspar, phenocrysts of olivine, microlites of titanaugite, and from 10 to 15 percent nephelite

Word History


French ankaratrite, from Ankaratra mountains, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ankaratrite was in 1916

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“Ankaratrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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