Augitic
Augitic Au*git"ic ([add]*j[i^]t"[i^]k), a. Pertaining to, or like, augite; containing augite as a principal constituent; as, augitic rocks. [1913 Webster]

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  • augitic — adjective see augite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • augitic — au·git·ic …   English syllables

  • augitic — adjective of or relating to or containing the mineral augite • Pertains to noun: ↑augite • Derivationally related forms: ↑augite …   Useful english dictionary

  • augite — augitic /aw jit ik/, adj. /aw juyt/, n. a silicate mineral, chiefly of calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum: a dark green to black variety of monoclinic pyroxene, characteristic of basic rocks. [1780 90; < L augitis a kind of precious stone <… …   Universalium

  • Melaphyre — Mel a*phyre, n. [F., fr. Gr. me las, me lanos, black + porphyre porphyry.] (Min.) Any one of several dark colored augitic, eruptive rocks allied to basalt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap — Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See {Tramp}.] (Geol.) An old term rather loosely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trap rock — Trap Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See {Tramp}.] (Geol.) An old term rather… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap tufa — Trap Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See {Tramp}.] (Geol.) An old term rather… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap tuff — Trap Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See {Tramp}.] (Geol.) An old term rather… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • augite — noun Etymology: Latin augites, a precious stone, from Greek augitēs Date: 1804 1. a usually black or dark green mineral that consists of aluminous pyroxene and is found especially in igneous rocks 2. pyroxene • augitic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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