trachyte

noun
tra·​chyte | \ ˈtra-ˌkīt How to pronounce trachyte (audio) , ˈtrā- \

Definition of trachyte

: a usually light-colored volcanic rock consisting chiefly of potash feldspar

Examples of trachyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, after years of protests and problems, the city has decided to replace the translucent glass with less slippery — and less glamorous — trachyte stone. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of trachyte

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trachyte

French, from Greek trachys rough

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16 Jan 2022

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“Trachyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trachyte. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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