ventifact

noun

ven·​ti·​fact ˈven-tə-ˌfakt How to pronounce ventifact (audio)
: a stone worn, polished, or faceted by windblown sand

Word History

Etymology

Latin ventus "wind" + (art)ifact — more at wind entry 1

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ventifact was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Ventifact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventifact. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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