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Definition of Granite

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Syenite Sy"e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called granite. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock composed of orthoclase and hornblende, the latter often replaced or accompanied by pyroxene or mica. Syenite sometimes contains nephelite (el[ae]olite) or leucite, and is then called nephelite (el[ae]olite) syenite or leucite syenite.
Granite
Granite Gran"ite, n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure. Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also the Note under Mica.

Meaning of Granite from wikipedia

- Granite ( /ˈɡrænɪt/) is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white...
- Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) is a member of the S&P 400 Index based in Watsonville, California, and is the parent corporation of Granite Construction...
- companies were merged into one and named Prescott Fire Department. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were a group within the department whose mission was...
- "Granite State" is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 61st and penultimate episode...
- Granite State is the nickname of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It may also refer to: Granite State Challenge, television quiz game show on New Hampshire...
- The Granite Dells is a geological feature north of Prescott, Arizona. The Dells consist of exposed bedrock and large boulders of granite that have eroded...
- Epoxy granite, also known as synthetic granite, is a mixture of epoxy and granite commonly used as an alternative material for machine tool bases. Epoxy...
- Granite Canon (also Granite or Granite Canyon) is an unincorporated community in Laramie County, Wyoming, United States. Its elevation is 7,336 feet (2...
- the GQ article "No Exit" by Sean Flynn. The film tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of firefighters who lost 19 of 20 members...
- Red Granite Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010. Aziz and McFarland serve...
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