arkose

noun
ar·​kose | \ˈär-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

Definition of arkose 

: a sandstone characterized by feldspar fragments that is derived from granite or gneiss which has disintegrated rapidly

Other Words from arkose

arkosic \(ˌ)är-​ˈkō-​sik, -​zik \ adjective

First Known Use of arkose

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arkose

French

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