Eclogite meaning

ĕklə-jīt
A coarse-grained greenish rock consisting primarily of garnet and sodic pyroxene, and often including quartz, kyanite, and rutile.
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A greenish, coarse-grained metamorphic rock consisting of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with large red garnet inclusions. Eclogites form under conditions of high pressure and moderate to high temperatures.
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(geology) A coarse-grained metamorphic rock, a mixture of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with inclusions of red garnet.
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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