aeolianite

noun

ae·​o·​lian·​ite ē-ˈō-lē-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce aeolianite (audio)
ā-,
-ˈōl-yə-
: eolianite
The tools, mostly sharp stone flakes for cutting and scraping, were found in clusters on elevated geologic formations of aeolianite, old sand dunes hardened into rock with a rough surface.John Noble Wilford, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2005

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeolianite was in 1960

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“Aeolianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeolianite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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