granulite definition

  • noun:
    • A fine-grained metamorphic rock frequently banded to look at and composed chiefly of feldspar, quartz, and garnet.
    • A fine-grained metamorphic stone composed chiefly of feldspar, quartz, and garnets
    • A whitish, granular stone, comprising feldspar and quartz intimately blended; -- sometimes called whitestone, and leptynite.
    • A rock frequently having a parallel or foliated structure like that of gneiss, and consisting primarily of quartz and feldspar, and red garnets, that are usually of really diminutive dimensions.

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