Definition of Cherty

1. Adjective. Resembling or containing chert.

Partainyms: Chert
Derivative terms: Chert



Definition of Cherty

1. a. Like chert; containing chert; flinty.

Definition of Cherty

1. Adjective. (geology mineralogy) Containing chert. ¹

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Definition of Cherty

1. resembling chert [adj CHERTIER, CHERTIEST] - See also: chert

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherty

cherrypick
cherrypicked
cherrypicking
cherrypicks
cherrypie
cherrystone
cherrystone clam
cherrystones
cherrywood
chersonese
chert
chertier
chertiest
chertiness
cherts
cherty (current term)
cherub
cherubic
cherubic facies
cherubical
cherubically
cherubim
cherubims
cherubin
cherubins
cherubism
cherublike
cherubs
cherup
cheruped

Literary usage of Cherty

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1. The Magnetite Deposits of the Eastern Mesabi Range, Minnesota by Frank Fitch Grout, Thomas Monteith Broderick (1919)
"(See Plate III C.) There are phases that resemble the conglomerate of the upper cherty beds, but more that seem to be brecciated after deposition. ..."

2. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"37 Sandstone with considerable magnesium carbonate 7 Sandstones cherty. with magnesium carbonate 10 Sandstone with considerable magnesium carbonates part ..."

3. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1883)
"At all cherty beds at these places they are found to be intimately associated with strata formations. which hold fossils of the horizon of the Utica, ..."

4. The Geography of the Ozark Highland of Missouri by Carl Ortwin Sauer (1920)
"This fact, added to their extensive distribution, makes the soils derived from cherty limestones by far the largest group of the region. ..."

5. The Iron-bearing Rocks of the Mesabi Range in Minnesota by Josiah Edward Spurr (1894)
"... to indicate a less degree of porosity than does the predominance of the oxidizing influence. THE cherty CARBONATES AND ..."

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