Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large irregular mass of intrusive igneous rock that has melted or forced itself into surrounding strata.

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. A large mass of deep-seated igneous rock which may be exposed by erosion.

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

Etymologies

batho- + -lith (Wiktionary)

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  • The largest batholith in the world is the Cascade Mountain Range in WA/BC.

    Not to be confused with that sea-monster thing.

    October 14, 2007