English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

augite  (ˈɔːɡaɪt

Definitions

noun

  1. a black or greenish-black mineral of the pyroxene group, found in igneous rocks. Composition: calcium magnesium iron aluminium silicate. General formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)2O6. Crystal structure: monoclinic

Derived Forms

augitic  (ɔːˈɡɪtɪk   adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin augītēs, from Greek, from augē brightness

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.