Norite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Norite (Min) A granular crystalline rock consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar (as labradorite) and hypersthene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n norite 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Nor,vège Norway