Definition of paragneiss in US English:

paragneiss

noun

Geology
  • A form of gneiss derived by metamorphism from sedimentary rocks.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Alfred Harker (1859–1939), petrologist. From para- + gneiss, after German Paragneiss.

Pronunciation

paragneiss

/ˈparənʌɪs/