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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" (from PIE root *gre-no- "grain"). 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 at least since 1825.

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Definitions of granite

granite (n.)
plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz;
granite (n.)
something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness);
a man of granite
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