Moqui-marble definition

Any of a group of iron oxide concretions shaped like small balls found in the Navajo Sandstone Formation in Utah.
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Noun

Singular:
moqui-marble
Plural:
moqui-marbles

Origin of moqui-marble

  • Probably from English Moqui (“Hopi”), although a folk etymology claims that it comes from the near-homophonous Hopi word móóki (“dead”).

    From Wiktionary