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[mass noun] An altered form of basalt, rich in albite and commonly amygdaloidal in texture, typical of basaltic lava solidified under water:[mass noun] ‘spilite occurs in pillow lavas’[count noun] ‘the spilites in the Llanelwedd quarry’
Mid 19th century: from French spillite, from Greek spilos spot, stain.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.