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wacke

[ wak-uh ]
/ ˈwæk ə /
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noun

a poorly sorted sandstone containing fragments of rock and minerals in a clayey matrix.

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Origin of wacke

1795–1805; <German: a kind of stone

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wacke
/ (ˈwækə) /

noun

obsolete any of various soft earthy rocks that resemble or are derived from basaltic rocks

Word Origin for wacke

C18: from German: rock, gravel, basalt
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