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gneiss a metamorphic rock made up of minerals similar to those in granite but arranged in bands that differ in color, some bands containing feldspar and quartz and others containing hornblende and mica.
graniteware a variety of household ironware with a hard gray enamel coating that resembles granite. [2/3 definitions]
granolith a concrete used for paving and made of crushed granite and cement.
Great Pyramid of Giza a limestone and granite pyramid, which is the oldest and only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built circa 2500 B.C.E. as a memorial and tomb for King Khufu, the second king of the fourth Egyptian dynasty.
orthoclase a monoclinic feldspar that is a common constituent in igneous rock such as granite.
pegmatite a coarse, grainy granite that occurs in layers and sometimes contains rare metals such as uranium.
rhyolite a fine-grained, volcanic rock that is similar to granite in composition and has a high silica content.