Definition of breccia
: a rock composed of sharp fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix (such as sand or clay)
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The clasts are commonly angular producing a breccia-like appearance.
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Origin and Etymology of breccia
First Known Use: 1758See Words from the same year
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