norite definition

  • noun:
    • See gabbro.
    • A granular crystalline rock consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar (such as for example labradorite) and hypersthene.
    • A granular crystalline stone consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar (as labradorite) and hypersthene.
    • A rock which consists essentially of a mixture of a plagioclase feldspar with a rhombic pyroxene (enstatite, bronzite, hypersthene). See gabbro.

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