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Word of the Day 08/28/17 Ventifact

Ventifact (noun)
ventifact [ven-tuh-fakt]


noun, Geology.
1. a pebble or cobble that has been faceted, grooved, and polished by the erosive action of wind-driven sand.


Origin: 1910-15; < Latin venti- (combining form of ventus wind) + factum something made (see fact); perhaps modeled on artifact

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