Definition of basanite in English:

basanite

Line breaks: bas¦an|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈbasənʌɪt/

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A dark grey or black basaltic rock consisting of plagioclase, augite, olivine, and a feldspathoid.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin basanites (see basalt) + -ite1.

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