petrifact

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin petra (stone) + (arte)fact.

Noun[edit]

petrifact (plural petrifacts)

  1. An object made of stone, especially one formed from petrifaction.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 132:
      The whole scene was littered with petrifacts of different sizes and kinds, enormous trees, weighing tons, bared of their branches, overthrown and turned to stone.