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 tektite; from Classical Greek tēktos, molten (; from tēkein, to melt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tā- 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) + –ite1.
From Ancient Greek τηκτός (tēktos, “molten”), from τήκειν (tēkein, “to melt”).