Definition of pyroxenite in English:

pyroxenite

Pronunciation /pīˈräksənīt/ /paɪˈrɑksənaɪt/

noun

Geology
  • A dark, greenish, granular intrusive igneous rock consisting chiefly of pyroxenes and olivine.

    ‘In similar contrast to the Okenyenya xenolith suite, lithologies such as wehrlite, eclogite and pyroxenite are also absent.’
    • ‘Subsequent melting of mica pyroxenite may produce potassic magmas as a result of orogenic or extensional, thermal or bark triggers.’
    • ‘The first group (133 million years old) consists mostly of melagabbro, perkinite and pyroxenite.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from pyroxene+ -ite.