Definition of monchiquite in English:

monchiquite

noun

Geology
  • A lamprophyre containing small phenocrysts of olivine and augite, and usually also biotite or an amphibole, in a glassy groundmass consisting of or containing analcite.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Monchiquite from the name of the Serra de Monchique, a mountain range in southern Portugal where this kind of rock is found + -ite.

Pronunciation

monchiquite

/mɒnˈtʃiːkwʌɪt//ˈmɒntʃɪkʌɪt/