char·​nock·​ite | \ ˈchärnəˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of charnockite

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

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History and Etymology for charnockite

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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