eolith

[ ee-uh-lith ]
/ ˈi ə lɪθ /

noun

a chipped stone of the late Tertiary Period in Europe once thought to have been flaked by humans but now known to be the product of natural, nonhuman agencies.

Words nearby eolith

Origin of eolith

First recorded in 1890–95; eo- + -lith

OTHER WORDS FROM eolith

e·o·lith·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eolithic (1 of 2)

Eolithic
/ (ˌiːəʊˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective

denoting, relating to, or characteristic of the early part of the Stone Age, characterized by the use of crude stone tools

British Dictionary definitions for eolithic (2 of 2)

eolith
/ (ˈiːəʊˌlɪθ) /

noun

a stone, usually crudely broken, used as a primitive tool in Eolithic times
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