mon·​zo·​nite | \ män-ˈzō-ˌnīt How to pronounce monzonite (audio) , ˈmän-zə- How to pronounce monzonite (audio) \

Definition of monzonite

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

Examples of monzonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The massive quartz monzonite boulders and its namesake Seussian yucca trees lend a quirky feeling to the 790,636-acre park. Emily Pennington, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of monzonite

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monzonite

French, from Mount Monzoni, Italy

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“Monzonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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