Definition of novaculite in English:

novaculite

noun

mass nounGeology
  • A hard, dense, fine-grained siliceous rock resembling chert, with a high content of microcrystalline quartz.

    • ‘Novaculite is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of microcrystalline quartz.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin novacula ‘razor’ + -ite.

Pronunciation

novaculite

/nə(ʊ)ˈvakjʊlʌɪt/