1884, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from German Batholith, from Greek báthos "depth" + German -o- -o- + -lith -lith
The term was introduced by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess (1831-1914) in Das Antlitz der Erde, Band 1 (Prague & Leipzig, 1883), p. 219.
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“Batholith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batholith. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.
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