syenite

noun
sy·​e·​nite | \ ˈsī-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce syenite (audio) \

Definition of syenite

: an igneous rock composed chiefly of feldspar

Other Words from syenite

syenitic \ ˌsī-​ə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce syenitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of syenite

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syenite

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

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