breccia Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand


Brec"cia noun
It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. brèche; of German origin. See Breach.
  1. (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.

Webster 1913