dunite

noun
du·​nite | \ ˈdü-ˌnīt How to pronounce dunite (audio) , ˈdə- How to pronounce dunite (audio) \

Definition of dunite

: a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of olivine

Other Words from dunite

dunitic \ dü-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce dunite (audio) , ˌdə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of dunite

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dunite

Mount Dun, New Zealand

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“Dunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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