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

augitic

play \ȯ-ˈji-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of augite

Latin augites, a precious stone, from Greek augitēs


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