Aerolite
Aerolite A"["e]r*o*lite, n. [A["e]ro- + -lite: cf. F. a['e]rolithe.] (Meteor.) A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone. [1913 Webster]

Note: Some writers limit the word to stony meteorites. [1913 Webster]


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