novaculite

[noh-vak-yuh-lahyt]

Origin of novaculite

1790–1800; < Latin novācul(a) a sharp knife, razor + -ite1
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novaculite

noun
  1. a fine-grained dense hard rock containing quartz and feldspar: used as a whetstone

Word Origin for novaculite

C18: from Latin novācula sharp knife, razor, from novāre to renew
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