plural -s
: a mineral MgFe(SO4)2(OH).7H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate of iron and magnesium that is deep red or deep yellow and usually botryoid

Word History


German, from botry- + -gen, from Greek -genēs born

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“Botryogen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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