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In reference to the appearance of the rock.
- granite:  Etymologically, granite is ‘grainy or granular rock’. The word was borrowed from Italian granito, a derivative of grano ‘grain’ (which is related to English grain). (English acquired the Italian feminine form granita in the 19th century as a term for a granular form of water ice.)
- granite (n.)
- 1640s, from French granit(e) (17c.) or directly from Italian granito "granite," originally "grained," past participle adjective from granire "granulate, make grainy," from grano "grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see grain (n.)). In reference to the appearance of the rock. Used figuratively for "hardness" (of the heart, head, etc.) from 1839. New Hampshire, U.S., has been the Granite State since at least 1825.
- 1. Here the Nile broadens out between the huge granite boulders.
- 2. "Well," I said, grinding my cigarette nervously into the granite step.
- 3. The towers are made of steel cased in granite.
- 4. The old man's grave is made of granite.
- 5. His grave is made of granite.
[ granite 造句 ]