What does dolerite mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term dolerite:


  1. dolerite(Noun)

    A fine-grained basaltic rock

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dolerite(noun)

    a dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt

  2. Origin: [Gr. dolero`s deceptive, because it was easily confounded with diorite.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dolerite

    dol′er-īt, n. basaltic greenstone. [Fr.,—Gr. doleros, deceptive, it being hard to distinguish from real greenstone.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolerite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dolerite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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