Breccia meaning

brĕch'ē-ə, brĕch'ə, brĕsh'-
Rock composed of sharp-angled fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix.
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Rock consisting of sharp-cornered bits of fragmented rock, cemented together by sand, clay, or lime.
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A rock composed of angular fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Breccias form from explosive volcanic ejections, the compaction of talus, or plate tectonic processes. Breccias are different from conglomerates in that the fragments they contain are angular instead of rounded.
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(petrology) A rock composed of angular fragments in a matrix that may be of a similar or a different material.
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Origin of breccia

  • Italian of Germanic origin bhreg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian breccia, from Germanic.
    From Wiktionary