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[German, from Granit, granite, from Italian granito; see granite.]
of or resembling granite: granolith.
[from German, from Granit granite]
1. a coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of orthoclase and albite feldspars and of quartz, usu. with lesser amounts of one or more other minerals, as mica, hornblende, or augite.
2. something of great hardness, firmness, or durability.
gra•nit•ic (grəˈnɪt ɪk) adj.