plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a coarse-grained olivine-basalt with phenocrysts of altered olivine and a little augite and basic plagioclase in a holocrystalline groundmass of labradorite and augite

Word History


German navit, from Latin Nava Nahe river, Germany + German -it -ite

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“Navite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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