norite

noun nor·ite \ˈnȯˌrīt\

Definition of norite

plural

-s

  1. :  a variety of gabbro consisting of a granular aggregate of basic plagioclase, orthorhombic pyroxene, and usually some magnetite

noritic

\(ˈ)nȯ¦ritik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of norite

Norwegian norit, from Norge Norway + Norwegian -it -ite


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