The definition of granite is a hard light-colored igneous rock used for building and monuments.(noun)
An example of granite is the rock frequently used in a home's kitchen counters.
See granite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: It granito, granite, lit., grained, pp. of granire, to reduce to grains < grano < L granum, a seed, grain
See granite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Italian granito
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of granire, to make grainy
Origin: , from grano, grain
Origin: , from Latin grānum; see gṛə-no- in Indo-European roots.
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