Word of the Day – Botryoidal

By May 16, 2016Word of the Day

Botryoidal (adj)

bot-ree-oi-dal

Having a shape reminiscent of a cluster of grapes.

Used chiefly in the mineral world. From Greek ‘Botrus’ a bunch of grapes.

Example sentences

“It forms spherical clusters of tightly packed radiating crystals and botryoidal crusts”

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