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Meaning of QUARTZITE

Pronunciation:  'kwortsIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
 

QUARTZITE is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: rock, stone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quartz"ite\, n. [Cf. F. quartzite.] (Min.)
Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed
sandstone; -- called also {quartz rock}.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a granular stone formed of fused quartz grains. Commonly white, yellow or red. Used as a raw material, for flaked stone tools.
 

 

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