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(Science: geology) a rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc, united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colours. Bone breccia, a breccia containing bones, usually fragmentary. Coin breccia, a breccia containing coins.

Origin: It, breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. Breche; of german origin. See breach.

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