norite









norite


noun

  1. a granular igneous rock consisting of a mix of light and dark minerals, the former being calcic plagioclase feldspars, and the latter orthorhombic pyroxenes.

noun

  1. a variety of gabbro composed mainly of hypersthene and labradorite feldspar

  1. See gabbro.
  2. A coarse-grained igneous rock, very similar to gabbro but containing orthopyroxene instead of clinopyroxene.

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