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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gabbro  \Gab"bro\,  n.  [It.]  (Geol.) 
  A  name  originally  given  by  the  Italians  to  a  kind  of 
  serpentine,  later  to  the  rock  called  euphotide,  and  now 
  generally  used  for  a  coarsely  crystalline,  igneous  rock 
  consisting  of  lamellar  pyroxene  (diallage)  and  labradorite, 
  with  sometimes  chrysolite  (olivine  gabbro). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gabbro 
  n  :  one  of  a  family  of  granular  intrusive  rocks 




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