trappean









trappean


trappean adjective

  1. rare of, relating to, or consisting of igneous rock, esp a basalt

Word Origin for trappean C19: from trap ³ Examples from the Web for trappean Historical Examples of trappean

  • Such masses are termed trappean agglomerate and trappean breccia.

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • We first crossed more hills of the trappean conglomerate on which grew ironbark eucalypti and box.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Thomas Mitchell

  • We this day crossed several fine running streams and forests of box and bluegum growing on ridges of trappean conglomerate.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Thomas Mitchell

  • What is the difference between trappean breccia and trappean conglomerate?

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • They never repose on the volcanic or trappean formations, nor on strata containing organic remains.

    A Manual of Elementary Geology

    Charles Lyell.

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