bufonite

bufonite
\\ˈbyüfəˌnīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Latin bufon-, bufo toad + English -ite
: a fossil consisting of the petrified teeth and palatal bones of pycnodont fishes — see toadstone

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bufonite — Bu fon*ite, n. [L. bufo toad: cf. F. bufonite.] (Paleon.) An old name for a fossil consisting of the petrified teeth and palatal bones of fishes belonging to the family of Pycnodonts (thick teeth), whose remains occur in the o[ o]lite and chalk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bufonite — (bu fo ni t ) s. f. Pierre à crapaud ; dent pétrifiée d un crapaud. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Latin, bufo, crapaud …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bufonite — bu·fo·nite …   English syllables

  • bufonite —   n. toadstone …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Toadstone — Toad stone , n. 1. (Min.) A local name for the igneous rocks of Derbyshire, England; said by some to be derived from the German todter stein, meaning dead stone, that is, stone which contains no ores. [1913 Webster] 2. Bufonite, formerly regarded …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toadstone — A 1497 illustration by Johannes de Cuba, depicting the extraction and use of a toadstone The toadstone (not unlike the batrachite), also known as bufonite, is a mythical stone or gem thought to be found in, or produced by, a toad, and is supposed …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”