gabbro

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See also: Gabbro and gabbró

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian gabbro.

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gabbro (countable and uncountable, plural gabbros)

  1. (petrology) Originally, a kind of serpentine; now generally a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene and labradorite.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 59:
      It is known as gabbro and is thought to form the lower layer of the oceanic crust at about four kilometres depth and to comprise a layer up to six kilometres thick, making it one of the most abundant, if least recognisable, materials on earth.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin glaber (smooth; hairless), through an archaic meaning of "uncultivated, barren land".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡab.bro/
  • Rhymes: -abbro
  • Hyphenation: gàb‧bro

Noun[edit]

gabbro m (plural gabbri)

  1. (petrology) gabbro

References[edit]

  • gabbro in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana