pyroxenite

noun
py·​rox·​e·​nite | \ pī-ˈräk-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce pyroxenite (audio) , pə- \

Definition of pyroxenite

: an igneous rock that is free from olivine and is composed essentially of pyroxene

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Other Words from pyroxenite

pyroxenitic \ pī-​ˌräk-​sə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce pyroxenitic (audio) , pə-​ \ adjective

Examples of pyroxenite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other important minerals available in significant quantities are limestone, dolomite, manganese, mica, china clay, graphite, fire clay, coal bed methane, uranium, phosphorite, apatite, quartz, gold, feldspar and pyroxenite. Gurvinder Singh, Quartz India, "The coal mining region in India where the ground beneath shakes and belches fire," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pyroxenite

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyroxenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyroxenite. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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