noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1679 a rock resembling flint and consisting essentially of a large amount of fibrous chalcedony with smaller amounts of cryptocrystalline quartz and amorphous silica • cherty adjective

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  • Chert — steht für: Chert (Castellón), eine Gemeinde in der Provinz Castellón, Spanien Chert (Gestein), eine Gruppe von Kieselgesteinen Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chert — (ch[ e]rt), n. [Ir. ceart stone, perh. akin to E. crag.] (Min.) An impure, massive, flintlike quartz or hornstone, of a dull color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Chert —   [tʃəːt, englisch] der, s, Petrologie: Hornstein …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chert — flint like quartz, 1670s, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • chert — [chʉrt] n. [< ?] an extremely dense type of quartz, including jasper and flint, having a dull, opaque luster and made up of microscopic crystals cherty [chʉrtē] adj. chertier, chertiest …   English World dictionary

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  • chert — noun a) Massive generally dull colored and usually opaque quartzite or hornstone or impure chalcedony or other flint like mineral. By general usage in mineralogy and geology, a chert does not have a conchoidal fracture. In North American… …   Wiktionary

  • Chert — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le chert (ou chaille) est un silex. Chert est le nom castillan de la ville d Espagne Xert. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chert — Hornstone Horn stone , n. (Min.) A siliceous stone, a variety of quartz, closely resembling flint, but more brittle; called also {chert}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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