from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse-grained greenish rock consisting primarily of garnet and sodic pyroxene, and often including quartz, kyanite, and rutile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coarse-grained metamorphic rock, a mixture of pyroxene, quartz, and feldspar with inclusions of red garnet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; -- so called in reference to its beauty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given by Haüy to a rock consisting of a crystalline-granular aggregate of omphacite (a granular, grass-green variety of pyroxene) with red garnet.
French éclogite, from Greek eklogē, selection (because the minerals it contains are not usually found together); see eclogue.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐκλογή (ekloge, "selection"). (Wiktionary)