aeolianite

noun
ae·​o·​lian·​ite | \ ē-ˈō-lē-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce aeolianite (audio) , ā-, -ˈōl-yə- \

Definition of aeolianite

: 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

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First Known Use of aeolianite

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Aeolianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeolianite. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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