Associations to the word «Basalt»

Wiktionary

BASALT, noun. (mineral) A hard mafic igneous rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, it makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.
BASALT, noun. A type of unglazed pottery.

Dictionary definition

BASALT, noun. The commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene.

Wise words

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