augite

noun
au·​gite | \ ˈȯ-ˌjīt How to pronounce augite (audio) \

Definition of augite

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

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Other Words from augite

augitic \ ȯ-​ˈji-​tik How to pronounce augitic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of augite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basalt is a volcanic rock composed of augite and sometimes plagioclase and magnetite, which says nothing. Louise Erdrich, The New Yorker, "The Stone," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of augite was in 1802

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“Augite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augite. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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