Definition of ranite in English:

ranite

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A mineral of the zeolite group found in Norway, typically occurring as white aggregates or fibrous masses, and now regarded as identical with gonnardite.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Dana (1849–1935), mineralogist and physicist. From German Ranit from Old Icelandic Rán, the name of a sea goddess + German -it.

Pronunciation

ranite

/ˈranʌɪt/