hornfels

noun
horn·​fels | \ ˈhȯrn-ˌfelz How to pronounce hornfels (audio) \

Definition of hornfels

: a fine-grained silicate rock produced by metamorphism especially of slate

First Known Use of hornfels

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hornfels

German, from Horn horn + Fels cliff, rock

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