ventifact

noun
ven·​ti·​fact | \ ˈven-tə-ˌfakt How to pronounce ventifact (audio) \

Definition of ventifact

: a stone worn, polished, or faceted by windblown sand

First Known Use of ventifact

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventifact

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

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“Ventifact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventifact. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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