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Definition of Granite
graniteSyenite 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. GraniteGranite 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
Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also
the Note under Mica.
Meaning of Granite from wikipedia
( /ˈɡrænɪt/) is a common
type of felsic intrusive igneous
rock that is granular
in texture. Granites
can be predominantly
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