Definition of granite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡrænɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrænɪt//
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a type of hard grey stone, often used in building Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Italian granito, literally ‘grained’, from grano ‘grain’, from Latin granum.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: granite

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