Definition of granodiorite in English:


Line breaks: grano|di¦or|ite
Pronunciation: /ˌɡranə(ʊ)ˈdʌɪərʌɪt


[mass noun] Geology
A coarse-grained plutonic rock containing quartz and plagioclase, between granite and diorite in composition.
More example sentences
  • The contact is vertical, with granodiorite the dominant rock below a depth of about 100 feet.
  • Granite and granodiorite are examples of silica-rich plutonic rocks.
  • They were composed of solid granodiorite; a very hard igneous rock.


late 19th century: from granite + diorite.

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