A rock composed of angular fragments (over two millimeter diameter) of older rocks melded together with a matrix of smaller particles or a mineral cement.
From It. breccia "broken (rock)," from a Germanic source akin to O.H.G. brecha "a breaking," ultimately from PIE *bhreg- "to break," → fraction.
Bereš, loan from Fr.
To form as → breccia.
Characterized by, converted into, or resembling a breccia; especially of a rock structure marked by an accumulation of angular fragments, or of an ore texture showing mineral fragments without notable rounding.
Fr.: roche bréchifiée
A rock formed by the process of → brecciation.
The formation of → breccia.
Verbal noun of → brecciate.