Etymology
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breccia (n.)

"conglomerate rock of angular pieces," 1774, from Italian breccia, "marble of angular pieces," from a Germanic source akin to Old High German brecha "a breaking," from Proto-Germanic *brekan, from PIE root *bhreg- "to break." The same Germanic root is the source of Spanish brecha, French brèche "a breach."

updated on August 04, 2017

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Definitions of breccia from WordNet

breccia (n.)
a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand;
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