Definition of novaculite in English:


Line breaks: nov¦acu|lite
Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈvakjʊlʌɪt


[mass noun] Geology
  • A hard, dense, fine-grained siliceous rock resembling chert, with a high content of microcrystalline quartz.
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    • Novaculite is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of microcrystalline quartz.


late 18th century: from Latin novacula 'razor' + -ite1.

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