What does gabbro mean?

Definitions for gabbroˈgæb roʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gabbro(noun)

    one of a family of granular intrusive rocks


  1. gabbro(Noun)

    A name originally given to a kind of serpentine, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene and labradorite.

  2. Origin: From gabbro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gabbro(noun)

    a name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro)

  2. Origin: [It.]


  1. Gabbro

    Gabbro refers to a large group of dark, coarse-grained, intrusive mafic igneous rocks chemically equivalent to basalt. The rocks are plutonic, formed when molten magma is trapped beneath the Earth's surface and cools into a crystalline mass. The vast majority of the Earth's surface is underlain by gabbro within the oceanic crust, produced by basalt magmatism at mid-ocean ridges.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gabbro

    gab′ro, n. a rock composed of feldspar and diallage—also Euphotide.—n. Gabb′ronite, a compact variety of scapolite, resembling gabbro. [It.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabbro in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabbro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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