meaning of breccia

breccia meaning in General Dictionary

a rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of various nutrients etc united by a cement and frequently showing many different colors

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  • a rudaceous stone composed of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand
  • a stone made up of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of various nutrients, etc., united by a cement, and commonly showing multiple colors.

breccia meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"rock of angular pieces," 1774, from Italian breccia, "marble of angular pieces," from a Germanic supply akin to Old High German brecha "a busting," from Proto-Germanic *brekan, from PIE *bhreg- "to break" (see small fraction).


breccia meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A rock consists of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting many different colors.


Sentence Examples with the word breccia

At Ruby Hill near Bingara they were found in a breccia filling a volcanic pipe.

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