wacke (n.) Look up wacke at Dictionary.com
rock resembling sandstone, 1803, from German Wacke, from Middle High German wacke "large stone, rock projecting from the surface of the ground," from Old High German wacko, waggo "gravel, pebble," probably from Old High German wegan "to move." A miner's word, brought into geology by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1750-1817).