breccia

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noun brec·cia \ˈbre-ch(ē-)ə\

Definition of breccia

  1. :  a rock composed of sharp fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix (such as sand or clay)

Origin and Etymology of breccia

Italian


First Known Use: 1758


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