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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of rocks) consisting of large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals.

Usage examples (30)
  • He calls the porphyritic trap "dark granite."
  • He calls the porphyritic trap “dark granite.”
  • This nature reserve occupies the Scandola peninsula, an impressive porphyritic rock mass.
  • The situation of the mines was picturesque; grand hills of porphyritic rock, and pine-forest everywhere. for more
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