noun char·nock·ite \ˈchärnəˌkīt\

Definition of charnockite



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

  2. 2 :  hypersthene-granite

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Origin and Etymology of 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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a trip made at another's expense

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