Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A term proposed by Petersen (1891) for a glassy andesite containing bronzite, diallage, and olivine, occurring in the Bonin Islands, Japan.

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Examples

  • Earth and ocean scientists said the eruption allowed them to see for the first time the creation of a material called boninite, which had previously been found only in samples at least a million years old.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Earth and ocean scientists also said the eruption allowed them to see the real-time creation of a material called boninite, which had previously been found only in samples a million or more years old.

    U.S. News

  • Earth and ocean scientists said the eruption allowed them to see for the first time the real-time creation of a material called boninite, which had previously been found only in samples a million or more years old.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Earth and ocean scientists also said the eruption allowed them to see for the first time the real-time creation of a material called boninite, which had previously been found only in samples a million or more years old.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • Researchers say the volcano is spewing boninite lavas, believed to be among the hottest erupting on Earth in modern times, and a type only seen before on extinct volcanoes older than a million years.

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