silex

noun
si·​lex | \ ˈsī-ˌleks How to pronounce silex (audio) \

Definition of silex

: silica or a siliceous material (such as powdered tripoli) especially for use as a filler in paints or wood

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Pompeii's streets were paved with silex, or cooled lava stone. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Just Like Us, Pompeii Also Struggled With Potholes," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of silex

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silex

Latin silic-, silex hard stone, flint

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siles

Silesia

Siletz

silex

silexite

silhouette

silic-

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silex

noun
si·​lex | \ ˈsī-ˌleks How to pronounce silex (audio) \

Medical Definition of silex

: silica or a siliceous material especially for use as a filler in paints or wood or as a dental material

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