noun sy·e·nite \ˈsī-ə-ˌnīt\

Definition of syenite

  1. :  an igneous rock composed chiefly of feldspar


play \ˌsī-ə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of syenite

Latin Syenites (lapis) stone of Syene, from Syene, ancient city in Egypt

First Known Use: circa 1796

Learn More about syenite

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up syenite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).