noun var·i·o·lite \ˈverēəˌlīt, ˈva(a)r-\

Definition of variolite



  1. :  a basic rock embedded with whitish spherules

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Origin and Etymology of variolite

probably from New Latin variolites, from Medieval Latin variola pustule, pox + Latin -ites -ite

First Known Use: 1781

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to criticize severely

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