monzonite

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noun mon·zo·nite \män-ˈzō-ˌnīt, ˈmän-zə-\

Definition of monzonite

  1. :  a granular igneous rock composed of plagioclase and orthoclase in about equal quantities usually together with augite and biotite

Origin and Etymology of monzonite

French, from Mt. Monzoni, Italy


First Known Use: 1895


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