Trachyte

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trachyte

(Science: geology) An igneous rock,usually light gray in colour and breaking with a rough surface. It consists chiefly of orthoclase feldspar with sometimes hornblende and mica.

Origin: Gr. Rough, rugged: cg. F. Trachyte.

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