a light-colored, hard, extremely fine-grained siliceous sedimentary rock, often used as a whetstone
Origin of novaculitefrom Classical Latin novacula, razor ( from an unverified form novare, to scrape, whet from Indo-European an unverified form ksnew?- from base an unverified form kes-, to scratch, comb from source hards) + -ite
A very hard, dense, even-textured, silica-bearing sedimentary rock used in whetstones.
Origin of novaculiteLatin novācula razor -ite 1
From Latin novÄcula plus the suffix -ite.