syenite

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noun sy·e·nite \ˈsī-ə-ˌnīt\

Definition of syenite

  1. :  an igneous rock composed chiefly of feldspar

syenitic

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


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