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Brec"cia (?), n. [It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. breche; of German origin. See Breach.] Geol.

A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.

Bone breccia, a breccia containing bones, usually fragmentary. -- Coin breccia, a breccia containing coins.


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