breccia

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brec·ci·a

 (brĕch′ē-ə, brĕch′ə, brĕsh′-)
n.
Rock composed of sharp-angled fragments embedded in a fine-grained matrix.

[Italian, of Germanic origin; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

breccia

(ˈbrɛtʃɪə)
n
(Geological Science) a rock consisting of angular fragments embedded in a finer matrix, formed by erosion, impact, volcanic activity, etc
[C18: from Italian, from Old High German brecha a fragment; see breach]
ˈbrecciˌated adj

brec•ci•a

(ˈbrɛtʃ i ə, ˈbrɛʃ-)

n.
rock composed of angular fragments of older rocks melded together.
[1765–75; < Italian < Germanic]
brec′ci•ate`, v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
brec`ci•a′tion, n.

breccia

A sedimentary rock made of sharp-edged fragments naturally cemented together.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breccia - a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sandbreccia - a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand
rudaceous rock - a sedimentary rock formed of coarse-grained material