Definition of Gabbro

1. Noun. One of a family of granular intrusive rocks.

Generic synonyms: Igneous Rock

Definition of Gabbro

1. n. A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).

Definition of Gabbro

1. Noun. (geology) A name originally given to a kind of serpentine, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene and labradorite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gabbro

1. a type of rock [n -BROS] : GABBROIC, GABBROID [adj]

Medical Definition of Gabbro

1. A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro). Origin: It. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gabbro

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gabbiest
gabbiness
gabbinesses
gabbing
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gabbled
gabbler
gabblers
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gabbro (current term)
gabbroic
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gabelled
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gaberdine
gaberdines

Literary usage of Gabbro

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"PART 111 CHAPTER XV gabbro CLAN INCLUDED SPECIES he gabbro clan includes the gabbro family ... Quartz gabbro, quartz norite. Hornblende gabbro. Mica gabbro. ..."

2. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"gabbro. META-gabbro OR QUARTZ-HORNBLENDE-gabbro AND ... This facies, therefore, still belongs in the gabbro family. The hornblende often shows itself, ..."

3. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Archibald Geikie (1897)
"In the Blath Bheinn group of hills the relations of the gabbro to the bedded basalts have recently been mapped in detail by Mr. Harker during the progress ..."

4. Cecil County by Maryland Geological Survey, George Burbank Shattuck, Florence Bascom, Edward Bennett Mathews, Clarence Wilbur Dorsey, Jay Allan Bonsteel, Oliver Lanard Fassig, Henry Albert Pressey, Louis Agricola Bauer, Hugh M. Curran, George Bishop Sudworth, Geologic (1902)
"gabbro. META-gabbro OH QUARTZ-HORNBLENDE-gabbro AND HORNBLENDE- gabbro. ... This facies, therefore, still belongs in the gabbro family. ..."

5. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"Deposits of A'ickel and Copper Ores in Connection with gabbro Rocks or Diabase* and Their Metamorphic Derivatives. The deposits of this class, consisting of ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Verde di Conica (It, Corsica green), a variety of gabbro now called by Italians ... Of or of the nature of gabbro : as, gabbroic rocks. ..."

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