kimberlite

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noun kim·ber·lite \ˈkim-bər-ˌlīt\

Definition of kimberlite

  1. :  an agglomerate biotite-peridotite that occurs in pipes especially in southern Africa and that often contains diamonds

Origin and Etymology of kimberlite

Kimberley, South Africa + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1887


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