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granite

  

      n  
1    a light-coloured coarse-grained acid plutonic igneous rock consisting of quartz, feldspars, and such ferromagnesian minerals as biotite or hornblende: widely used for building  
2    great hardness, endurance, or resolution  
3       another name for a       stone       9  
     (C17: from Italian granito grained, from granire to grain, from grano grain, from Latin granum)  
  granite-like      adj  
  granitic  
  granitoid      adj  
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