Gray"wacke` (?), n. [G. grauwacke; grau gray + wacke wacke. See Gray, and Wacke, and cf. Grauwacke.] Geol.
A conglomerate or grit rock, consisting of rounded pebbles sand firmly united together.
⇒ This term, derved from the grauwacke of German miners, was formerly applied in geology to different grits and slates of the Silurian series; but it is now seldom used.
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