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A fine-grained light gray volcanic rock consisting primarily of quartz, plagioclase feldspar, and potassium feldspar, and also containing biotite, hornblende, or pyroxene.
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an igneous, volcanic rock characteristically light in colour with relatively high silica content
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|Noun||1.||dacite - a grey volcanic rock containing plagioclase and quartz and other crystalline minerals|
volcanic rock - extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth
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