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gab·bro

 (găb′rō)
n. pl. gab·bros
A usually coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of pyroxene and calcic plagioclase feldspar. Also called norite.

[Italian, perhaps from Latin glaber, bald, beardless.]

gab·bro′ic (gă-brō′ĭk), gab′broid′ (găb′roid′) adj.
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gabbro

(ˈɡæbrəʊ)
n, pl -bros
(Minerals) a dark coarse-grained basic plutonic igneous rock consisting of plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and often olivine
[C19: from Italian, probably from Latin glaber smooth, bald]
gabˈbroic, ˌgabbroˈitic adj
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gab•bro

(ˈgæb roʊ)

n., pl. -bros.
a dark granular igneous rock composed essentially of labradorite and augite.
[1835–40;< Italian; akin to Latin glaber smooth]
gab•bro•ic (gəˈbroʊ ɪk) gab`bro•it′ic, adj.
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gab·bro

(găb′rō)
A usually dark, coarse-grained igneous rock composed mostly of plagioclase and pyroxene. It is mineralogically similar to basalt but has larger crystals. See Table at rock.
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gabbro

A dense, dark, coarse-grained, intrusive igneous rock that largely consists of feldspar and pyroxene.
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Noun1.gabbro - one of a family of granular intrusive rocks
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
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In addition to the approved locally made cement, Gabro and asphalt factories.
In the field of consignments, the organisation released more than 35,000 consignments to conform to the technical regulations and approved Qatari standards, which included rebar, bricks, interlock, gabro and electrical equipment, cosmetics, tyres, toys and packaging, as well as car spare parts, used and others.
It was followed by Modri prozori (Blue Windows) by Danko Oblak, published in 1958, and Courier from Psunj (Kurir s Psunja) by Gabro Vidovic, published in 1959.
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Meanwhile Mustafa Mirani, Suleman Gabro, Nasir Ali Panhwar said Bearing in mind that 76 per cent of the extreme poor live in rural areas, ensuring rural women's access to productive agricultural resources contributes to decreasing world hunger and poverty, and make rural women critical for the success of the new Sustainable Development agenda for 2030.
Estes experimentos elencaram a dureza de algumas rochas comparadas a escala de Mohs: marmore (2,5 a 6), basalto (3 a 6), xisto, gabro e obsidiana (5 a 6), granodiorito, gneiss e riolito (6 a 7), quarzito (7) e chert (6,5 a 7,5).
Por estar en el limite con la Pluvisilva submontana sobre ofiolitas tiene influencia del gabro sobre la que se desarrolla dicha pluvisilva.
GHAZNI: Two Taliban fighters, including top commander Bader, were killed and another was arrested during a combined Afghan and coalition forces operation in the Kansaf and Gabro villages of the Andar district in southern Ghazni province late on Monday, Andar district chief Sher Khan Yousufza told Pajhwok on Tuesday.