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novaculite

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noun no·vac·u·lite \nō-ˈva-kyə-ˌlīt\

Definition of novaculite

  1. :  a very hard fine-grained siliceous rock used for whetstones and possibly of sedimentary origin



Origin of novaculite

Latin novacula razor


First Known Use: 1796


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