HyperDic: igneous_rock

English > 1 sense of the expression igneous rock:
NOUNsubstanceigneous rockrock formed by the solidification of molten magma
English > igneous rock: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaningrock formed by the solidification of molten magma.
Narroweradesitedark greyish extrusive rock
andesiteA dark grey volcanic rock
aplitelight-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars
batholith, batholite, pluton, plutonic rocklarge mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
dioriteA granular crystalline intrusive rock
gabbroOne of a family of granular intrusive rocks
groundmass(geology) the matrix of fine-grained crystalline material in which larger / larger crystals are embedded
pegmatiteA form of igneous rock consisting of extremely coarse granite resulting from the crystallization of magma rich in rare elements
peridotiteA dark coarse-grained igneous rock consisting principally of olivine
porphyry, porphyritic rockAny igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
rhyoliteVery acid volcanic rock
volcanic rockextrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth
Broaderrock, stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
SubstancessodaliteA vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form
Spanishroca ígnea
Catalanroca ígnia, roques ígnies

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