German wacke, (Middle High German) wacke a large stone, (Old High German) waggo a pebble.
(Geology) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.
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Middle High German wacke "boulder," from Old High German waggo or wacko, yielding German Wacke, probably cognate with Old High German wegan "to move"
wacke (countable and uncountable, plural wackes) (geology) A soft, earthy, dark-coloured rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.
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