botryoidal

adjective

bot·​ry·​oi·​dal ˌbä-trē-ˈȯi-dᵊl How to pronounce botryoidal (audio)
: having the form of a bunch of grapes
botryoidal garnets

Word History

Etymology

Greek botryoeidēs, from botrys bunch of grapes

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of botryoidal was in 1748

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Cite this Entry

“Botryoidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botryoidal. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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