pegmatite

noun
peg·ma·tite | \ˈpeg-mə-ˌtīt \

Definition of pegmatite 

: a coarse variety of granite occurring in dikes or veins

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pegmatitic \ˌpeg-mə-ˈti-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of pegmatite

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pegmatite

French, from Greek pēgmat-, pēgma something fastened together, from pēgnynai to fasten together — more at pact

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