mon·​zo·​nite män-ˈzō-ˌnīt How to pronounce monzonite (audio) ˈmän-zə- How to pronounce monzonite (audio)
: 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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Word History


French, from Mount Monzoni, Italy

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monzonite was in 1895

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“Monzonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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