wacke

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wacke (boulder), from Old High German waggo or wacko, yielding German Wacke, probably cognate with Old High German wegan (to move). [1]

Noun[edit]

wacke (countable and uncountable, plural wackes)

  1. (geology) A soft, earthy, dark-coloured rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.

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  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary [1]