Eolithic



[ee-uh-lith] /ˈi ə lɪθ/

noun
1.
a chipped stone of the late Tertiary Period in Europe once thought to have been flaked by humans but now known to be the product of natural, nonhuman agencies.
/ˌiːəʊˈlɪθɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of the early part of the Stone Age, characterized by the use of crude stone tools
/ˈiːəʊˌlɪθ/
noun
1.
a stone, usually crudely broken, used as a primitive tool in Eolithic times
adj.

1890, from French éolithique (1883), from eo- (see eo-) + French lithique, as in néolithique (see neolithic). Related: eolith (1890).

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