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Definitions of porphyry:

part of speech: noun

A very hard, variegated rock of a purple and white color, used in sculpture.

part of speech: noun

A term originally applied to a reddish igneous rock found in Upper Egypt; a term now employed by geologists to denote any rock of any colour containing embedded crystals distinct from the main mass or matrix; strictly spaking, those rocks which have a felspathic base.

part of speech: noun

A many- colored hard stone that takes a high polish: used in buildings for columns, etc.

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