Definitions for trachyteˈtreɪ kaɪt, ˈtræk aɪt

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  1. trachyte(Noun)

    A pale igneous rock consisting mostly of potassium feldspar and plagioclase.

  2. Origin: From trachyte, from τρᾱχύς.

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  1. Trachyte(noun)

    an igneous rock, usually light gray in color and breaking with a rough surface. It consists chiefly of orthoclase feldspar with sometimes hornblende and mica

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  1. Trachyte

    Trachyte is an igneous volcanic rock with an aphanitic to porphyritic texture. It is the volcanic equivalent of syenite. The mineral assemblage consists of essential alkali feldspar; relatively minor plagioclase and quartz or a feldspathoid such as nepheline may also be present.. Biotite, clinopyroxene and olivine are common accessory minerals.

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  1. ratchety

  2. chattery

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