gneissoid
adjective see gneiss

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  • Gneissoid — Gneis soid ( soid), a. [Gneiss + oid.] Resembling gneiss; having some of the characteristics of gneiss; applied to rocks of an intermediate character between granite and gneiss, or mica slate and gneiss. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gneissoid — /nuy soyd/, adj. resembling gneiss. [1840 50; GNEISS + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • gneissoid — gneiss·oid …   English syllables

  • gneissoid — /ˈnaɪsɔɪd/ (say nuysoyd) adjective resembling gneiss …   Australian English dictionary

  • gneissoid — ˌsȯid adjective : resembling gneiss : having the laminated structure of gneiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gneissoid granite — Granite Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granite — Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granite ware — Granite Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graphic granite — Granite Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hornblende granite — Granite Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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