noun Geology a green to brownish coarse-grained igneous rock consisting largely of olivine.
C19: from the name of Dun Mountain, New Zealand, + -ite1.

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  • dunite — ● dunite nom féminin (de Dun Mountains, nom propre) Péridotite contenant plus de 90 % d olivine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dunite — [dun′īt΄, do͞on′īt΄] n. [after Mt. Dun, in New Zealand + ITE1] a dense, intrusive igneous rock consisting largely of olivine …   English World dictionary

  • Dunite — Not to be confused with Dunnite. Small volcanic bomb of (black) basanite with (green) dunite Dunite (   …   Wikipedia

  • Dunite — La dunite est une roche ignée, plutonique ultramafique, de structure grenue ou phanéritique. Sommaire 1 Minéraux 2 Gisements 3 Métamorphisme 4 Histoire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dunite — /dooh nuyt, dun uyt/, n. a coarse grained igneous rock composed almost entirely of olivine. [1865 70; named after Mt. Dun in New Zealand, where it is found; see ITE1] * * * Yellowish green to green igneous rock composed almost entirely of olivine …   Universalium

  • dunite — dunitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ultrabazinė magminė intruzinė uoliena iš olivino su kitų mineralų (magnetito, chromito, kartais platinos) priemaišomis. atitikmenys: angl. dunite rus. дунит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dunite — noun Etymology: Mt. Dun, New Zealand Date: circa 1868 a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of olivine • dunitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dunite — noun /ˈduːnaɪt/ A type of igneous rock with a coarse grained or phaneritic texture …   Wiktionary

  • dunite — n. yellowish green coarse grained igneous rock composed of olivine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dunite — du·nite …   English syllables

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