from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stone that has been shaped, polished, or faceted by wind-driven sand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pebble or little stone shaped and polished by wind-blown sand.
Latin ventus, wind; see vent1 + (arti)fact.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)