Eclogite Definition

ĕklə-jīt
noun
A coarse-grained greenish rock consisting primarily of garnet and sodic pyroxene, and often including quartz, kyanite, and rutile.
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Other Word Forms of Eclogite

Noun

Singular:
eclogite
Plural:
eclogites

Origin of Eclogite

  • French éclogite from Greek eklogē selection (because the minerals it contains are not usually found together) eclogue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐκλογή (ekloge, “selection").

    From Wiktionary

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