augite

noun
au·gite | \ˈȯ-ˌjīt \

Definition of augite 

1 : a usually black or dark green mineral that consists of aluminous pyroxene and is found especially in igneous rocks

2 : pyroxene

Other Words from augite

augitic \ȯ-ˈji-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of augite

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for augite

Latin augites, a precious stone, from Greek augitēs

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