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desert varnish

noun
1.
the dark, lustrous coating or crust, usually of manganese and iron oxides, that forms on rocks, pebbles, etc., when exposed to weathering in the desert.
Also called desert polish.
Origin of desert varnish
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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