fulgurite

noun
ful·gu·rite | \ˈfu̇l-g(y)ə-ˌrīt, ˈfu̇l-jə-, ˈfəl-\

Definition of fulgurite 

: an often tubular vitrified crust produced by the fusion of sand or rock by lightning

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If the soil composition is right, something called a fulgurite can also be created — fused soil that looks like coral. Joaquin Palomino, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dozens of PG&E equipment problems reported as Wine Country fires began," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fulgurite

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fulgurite

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin fulgur

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