noun[mass noun] Geology
mid 19th century: from French spillite, from Greek spilos 'spot, stain'.
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- We saw spilitic vesicular basalts and rhyolites at Giants Cave.
- As will be shown in the mineralogy section of this paper, the spilitic rocks are characterised by fresh augite, albitic feldspar, and an abundant development of epidote and pumpellyite.
- The spilitic basalt associated with chert found in the vicinity of Rio Tuba belongs to the sediments of this period.
Definition of spilite in:
- The US English dictionary