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ar·kose

 (är′kōs)
n.
A usually pinkish or red sandstone consisting primarily of quartz and feldspar and forming from the cementation of particles generated by the rapid erosion of granite.

[French, perhaps from alteration of Greek arkhaios, ancient.]

arkose

(ˈɑːkəʊs)
n
(Geological Science) a sandstone consisting of grains of feldspar and quartz cemented by a mixture of quartz and clay minerals
[C19: from French]
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