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 and Etymology of novaculite

Latin novacula razor


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