noun \ˈchərt, ˈchat\

Definition of chert

  1. :  a rock resembling flint and consisting essentially of a large amount of fibrous chalcedony with smaller amounts of cryptocrystalline quartz and amorphous silica


play \ˈchər-tē, ˈcha-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of chert

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First Known Use: 1679

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