Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) variety of silica containing microcrystalline quartz

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Alternate forms of Chert

Derivations: cherty

Hyponyms: taconite

Hypernyms: silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide

Origin of the word Chert

  1. "flint-like quartz," 1679, of unknown origin. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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