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silex

[sahy-leks] /ˈsaɪ lɛks/
noun
1.
flint; silica.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin silex, stem silic- hard stone, flint, boulder
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silex

/ˈsaɪlɛks/
noun
1.
a type of heat-resistant glass made from fused quartz
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: hard stone, flint
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