Definition of granitic:
It has, however, been objected, that if the granitic and volcanic rocks were simply different parts of one great series, we ought to find in mountain chains volcanic dikes passing upward into lava and downward into granite.- "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
- "The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible", R. Heber Newton.
On a closer examination, however, we find that the supposed sandy ridges consist of weathered granitic rocks, in which all possible intermediate stages may be seen between the solid rock and the loose sand.- "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.