Dolerite

Dol"er*ite

(?), n. [Gr. dolero`s deceptive, because it was easily confounded with diorite.] (Petrography) (a) A dark, crystalline, igneous rock, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite. (b) Coarse-grained basalt. (c) Diabase. (d) Any dark, igneous rock composed chiefly of silicates of iron and magnesium with some feldspar. -- Dol`er*it"ic (#), a.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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