What does trachyte mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trachyte

    trā′kīt, n. a crystalline igneous rock, generally grayish in colour, usually fine-grained or compact, more or less markedly porphyritic, with large crystals of sanidine and scales of black mica.—adjs. Trachyt′ic; Trach′ytoid. [Gr. trachys, rough.]

Anagrams for trachyte »

  1. ratchety

  2. chattery


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trachyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trachyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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