granulite

noun
gran·u·lite | \ˈgran-yə-ˌlīt \

Definition of granulite 

: a granular metamorphic rock consisting mainly of feldspar and quartz

Other Words from granulite

granulitic \ˌgran-yə-ˈli-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of granulite

1849, in the meaning defined above

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