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Meaning of BRECCIA

Pronunciation:  'brecheeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand
 

BRECCIA is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: rudaceous rock

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Brec"cia\, n. [It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone,
fr. F. br[`e]che; of German origin. See {Breach}.] (Geol.)
A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same
mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement,
and commonly presenting a variety of colors.

{Bone breccia}, a breccia containing bones, usually
   fragmentary.

{Coin breccia}, a breccia containing coins.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aa, abyssal rock, agglomerate, agglomeration, basalt, bedrock, block lava, brash, bunch, clot, cluster, concrete, concretion, conglomerate, conglomeration, crag, debris, detritus, druid stone, festooned pahoehoe, gneiss, grain, granite, granule, granulet, gravel, grit, igneous rock, lava, limestone, living rock, magma, mantlerock, mass, metamorphic rock, monolith, pahoehoe, pillow lava, porphyry, pudding stone, regolith, rock, ropy lava, rubble, rubblestone, sand, sandstone, sarsen, schist, scoria, scree, sedimentary rock, shelly pahoehoe, shingle, stone, talus, tufa, tuff
 

 

 

 

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