"granite" Definition

  1. n. A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure.

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Position in dictionary: 43020 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "granite": 2
Words that end with "granite": 1
Words that contain "granite": 2
Next words in dictionary: granite state, granitic, granitical, granitification, granitiform
Previous words in dictionary: granilla, graniform, graniferous, grangerize, grangerite

English Dictionary Definition of granite

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