andesite etymology

English word andesite comes from English -ite, English Andes (A mountain range in western South America.)

Detailed word origin of andesite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
Andes English (eng) A mountain range in western South America.
andesite English (eng) (geology) A class of fine-grained intermediate igneous rock, of volcanic origin, containing mostly plagioclase feldspar.

Words with the same origin as andesite

Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite trilobite
Descendants of Andes
Andean andesine andesitic