syenite

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Borrowed from Latin Syēnītēs, from Syēnē (Aswan), because it was anciently quarried there.

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syenite (countable and uncountable, plural syenites)

  1. (geology, obsolete) Granite.
  2. (geology) An igneous rock composed of feldspar and hornblende.

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