Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as batholith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth

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Examples

  • "It's the batholite," responded Cosmo, using exactly the same phrase that Professor Pludder had employed some months before.

    The Second Deluge

  • "Pardon me," interrupted King Richard, "but Mr. Vers├íl has already spoken of a 'batholite.'

    The Second Deluge

  • After studying the matter I concluded that a batholite was rising under this region, and that there was a chance that we might escape submergence through its influence. "

    The Second Deluge

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