Chert Definition

chûrt
noun
A variety of silica that contains microcrystalline quartz.
American Heritage
An extremely dense type of quartz, including jasper and flint, having a dull, opaque luster and made up of microscopic crystals.
Webster's New World
A siliceous rock of chalcedonic or opaline silica occurring in limestone.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Chert

Noun

Singular:
chert
Plural:
cherts

Origin of Chert

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown.

    From Wiktionary

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