Definition of "gabbroic" [gabbroic]

  • (adjective) Of, pertaining to, or containing gabbro
  • (noun) a dark coarse-grained basic plutonic igneous rock consisting of plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and often olivine

Use "gabbroic" in a sentence

  • "Huge archaeological potential is the presence of native pottery, Cornish gabbroic coarseware."
  • "The wall rocks to the pegmatites consist of a sequence of mafic volcanics and gabbroic intrusive bodies."
  • "The prospect lies within a belt of rocks assigned to the Triassic Amphitheatre Group of the Wrangellia terrane, consisting of basalt flows and minor interflow argillite, limestone, and tuff, commonly with gabbroic sills."

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