diabase

noun
di·​a·​base | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌbās How to pronounce diabase (audio) \

Definition of diabase

1 archaic : diorite
2 chiefly British : an altered basalt
3 : a fine-grained rock of the composition of gabbro but with an ophitic texture

Other Words from diabase

diabasic \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈbā-​sik How to pronounce diabasic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of diabase

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for diabase

French, probably from Greek diabasis act of crossing over, from diabainein to cross over, from dia- + bainein to go — more at come

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