Harzburgite definition

härtsbə-gīt
A type of peridotite consisting primarily of olivine and orthopyroxene.
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Noun

Singular:
harzburgite
Plural:
harzburgites

Origin of harzburgite

  • German Harzburgit after Bad Harzburg , a town in the Harz Mountains of Germany

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