Granite

Definition of Granite

Gran´ite   Pronunciation: grăn´ĭt
n.1.(Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure.
Gneissoid granite
granite in which the mica has traces of a regular arrangement.
Graphic granite
granite consisting of quartz and feldspar without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged in the transverse section like oriental characters.
Porphyritic granite
granite containing feldspar in distinct crystals.
Hornblende granite
granite containing hornblende as well as mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende replacing the mica.
Granite ware
a - A kind of stoneware.
b - A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite.

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