Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of trachyte occurring in the volcanic region of central France.
- n. mineralogy A greyish variety of trachyte.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A grayish variety of trachyte; -- so called from the Puy-de-
Dômein Auvergne, France, where it is found.
- From Puy-de-Dôme, where it is found, + -ite. (Wiktionary)
“The +Puy-de-Dome+ is 4806 ft. above the level of the sea, has no crater, and is covered with a long tufted grass, with here and there a rough spongy rock cropping out, of volcanic origin, and called trachyte, of which the variety found here, and almost here alone, has been named domite.”
“Although we passed many localities where water might have been expected, and travelled where three different rocks, domite, sandstone, and basalt, came in contact, and where springs are so frequently found, yet not a drop of water could we find.”
“I did not ascend Mount McConnel, but it seemed to be composed of a species of domite.”
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