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breccia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breccia  \Brec"cia\,  n.  [It.,  breach,  pebble,  fragments  of  stone, 
  fr  F.  br[`e]che;  of  German  origin.  See  {Breach}.]  (Geol.) 
  A  rock  composed  of  angular  fragments  either  of  the  same 
  mineral  or  of  different  minerals,  etc.,  united  by  a  cement, 
  and  commonly  presenting  a  variety  of  colors. 
 
  {Bone  breccia},  a  breccia  containing  bones,  usually 
  fragmentary. 
 
  {Coin  breccia},  a  breccia  containing  coins. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breccia 
  n  :  a  rudaceous  rock  consisting  of  sharp  fragments  embedded  in 
  clay  or  sand 




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