silcrete

noun
sil·​crete | \ ˈsilˌkrēt \
plural -s

Definition of silcrete

: a superficial quartzite formed by the cementation of rock fragments (such as soil, sand, or gravel) by silica

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History and Etymology for silcrete

silica + (con)crete

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“Silcrete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silcrete. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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