psephite

psephite

[see-fahyt]
noun Geology.
any coarse rock, as breccia or conglomerate.

Origin:
< Greek psêph(os) pebble + -ite1

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psephite (ˈsiːfaɪt)
 
n
any rock, such as a breccia, that consists of large fragments embedded in a finer matrix
 
[C19: via French from Greek psēphos a pebble]
 
psephitic
 
adj

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