granodiorite

noun
grano·​di·​o·​rite | \ ˌgra-nō-ˈdī-ə-ˌrīt How to pronounce granodiorite (audio) \

Definition of granodiorite

: a granular intrusive quartzose igneous rock intermediate between granite and quartz-containing diorite with plagioclase predominant over orthoclase

Other Words from granodiorite

granodioritic \ ˌgra-​nō-​ˌdī-​ə-​ˈri-​tik How to pronounce granodiorite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of granodiorite

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Granodiorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granodiorite. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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