noun Date: 1895 a very crudely chipped flint

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  • eolith — [ē′ō lith΄, ē′əlith] n. [ EO + LITH] any of the crude stone tools used during the Eolithic period …   English World dictionary

  • Eolith — For the Korean company, see Eolith (company). An eolith (from Greek eos , dawn, and lithos , stone) is a chipped flint nodule. Eoliths were once thought to have been artifacts, the earliest stone tools, but are now believed to be naturally… …   Wikipedia

  • eolith — eolithic, adj. /ee euh lith/, n. a chipped stone of the late Tertiary Period in Europe once thought to have been flaked by humans but now known to be the product of natural, nonhuman agencies. [1890 95; EO + LITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • eolith — noun Crudely chopped flints, believed to be naturally produced by geological processes such as glaciation …   Wiktionary

  • Eolith — Eo|lith 〈m. 1 oder m. 16〉 vermeintlich vorgeschichtliches Werkzeug aus Feuerstein [<grch. eos „Morgenröte“ + lithos „Stein“] * * * Eo|lith [auch: … lɪt ], der; s u. en, e[n] [zu griech. ēo̅̓s = Morgenröte u. li̓thos = Stein]: Feuerstein mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • eolith — Synonyms and related words: ancient manuscript, antique, antiquity, archaism, artifact, cave painting, fossil, mezzolith, microlith, neolith, paleolith, petrification, petrified forest, petrified wood, petroglyph, plateaulith, relic, reliquiae,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Eolith — E|o|lith 〈m.; Gen.: s od. en, Pl.: e od. en〉 vermeintlich vorgeschichtlisches Werkzeug aus Feuerstein [Etym.: <Eo… + …lith] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Eolith — Eo|lith [auch ... lit] der; Gen. s u. en, Plur. e[n] <zu ↑eo... u. ↑...lith> Feuerstein mit natürlichen Absplitterungen, die an vorgeschichtliche Steinwerkzeuge erinnern …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • eolith — stone naturally formed but thought to be manufactured Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • eolith — n. very early stone artifact …   English contemporary dictionary

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