plural -s
: any of a series of rocks ranging from granite to norite and pyroxenite all containing hypersthene
: hypersthene-granite

Word History


Job Charnock †1693 English founder of Calcutta + English -ite; from the fact that his tombstone is made of this rock

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“Charnockite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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