any of certain small, yellowish-green to black glassy bodies of various shapes, found in isolated locations around the world and thought to have originated as meteorites or from meteorite impacts
Origin of tektitefrom Classical Greek t?ktos, molten ( from t?kein, to melt from Indo-European base an unverified form t?- from source thaw) + -ite
Any of numerous generally small, rounded, dark brown to green glassy objects that are composed of silicate glass and are thought to have been formed by the impact of a meteorite with the earth's surface.
Origin of tektiteGreek tēktos molten ( from tēkein to melt ) -ite 1
From Ancient Greek Ï„Î·ÎºÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (tÄ“ktos, “molten"), from Ï„Î®ÎºÎµÎ¹Î½ (tÄ“kein, “to melt").