a light-colored, hard, extremely fine-grained siliceous sedimentary rock, often used as a whetstone
Origin of novaculite; from 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 novacula, razor + –ite1.
From Latin novÄcula plus the suffix -ite.