eclogite definition

  • noun:
    • A coarse-grained greenish rock consisting primarily of garnet and sodic pyroxene, and frequently including quartz, kyanite, and rutile.
    • A coarse-grained metamorphic stone, a combination of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with inclusions of purple garnet.
    • A rock composed of granular red garnet, light-green smaragdite, and typical hornblende; -- so-called in reference to its beauty.
    • The name given by HaĆ¼y to a rock consisting of a crystalline-granular aggregate of omphacite (a granular, grass-green variety of pyroxene) with red garnet.

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