: an often tubular vitrified crust produced by the fusion of sand or rock by lightning
Examples of fulgurite in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThat means the lightning strikes initiate a geological stopwatch the moment a fulgurite is created.
Nikk Ogasa, Science | AAAS, 16 Dec. 2020 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, 26 Jan. 2018
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