dunite

noun

du·​nite ˈdü-ˌnīt How to pronounce dunite (audio) ˈdə- How to pronounce dunite (audio)
: a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of olivine
dunitic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Mount Dun, New Zealand

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dunite was in 1859

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“Dunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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