peridotite

noun
pe·​ri·​do·​tite | \ pə-ˈri-də-ˌtīt How to pronounce peridotite (audio) \

Definition of peridotite

: any of a group of granular igneous rocks composed of ferromagnesian minerals and especially olivine

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Other Words from peridotite

peridotitic \ pə-​ˌri-​də-​ˈti-​tik How to pronounce peridotite (audio) \ adjective

Examples of peridotite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Oman, vast ridges of a mineral called peridotite mineralize CO2 from the air, forming white veins resembling marbling in steak. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of peridotite

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peridotite

French péridotite, from péridot

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The first known use of peridotite was in 1882

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“Peridotite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peridotite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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