sher·​got·​tite ˈshər-gə-ˌtīt How to pronounce shergottite (audio)
: any of a class of achondritic geologically young meteorites of feldspar and pyroxene

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Recent Examples on the Web During that analysis, the researchers discovered two different types of Martian volcanic rocks called shergottites. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 30 Mar. 2020

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Word History


Shergotty (Sherghati), town in India

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shergottite was circa 1911

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“Shergottite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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