ge·​ode | \ ˈjē-ˌōd How to pronounce geode (audio) \

Definition of geode

1 : a nodule of stone having a cavity lined with crystals or mineral matter
2 : the cavity in a geode

Examples of geode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huge, glittering chunks of geode lined the dirty window. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, "Keano Is N.Y.’s Most Famous and Mysterious Subway Psychic. I Found Her.," 8 Nov. 2019 Herwig's photos subvert that tradition, breaking the underground open like a geode to reveal the intricate world within. Wired, "The Former Soviet Union's Surprisingly Gorgeous Subways," 29 Sep. 2019 The giant amethyst geode is misleading seeing as how those aren't found in the cave nor this part of the country. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Too much cheese at Lambeau and more hilarious one-star ratings of popular Wisconsin attractions," 13 Aug. 2019 Boulders, stones, pebbles, plus some geodes that are ugly on the outside and maddeningly beautiful on the inside. Jennifer Fliss, Washington Post, "When do I tell my partner about my past trauma?," 28 Aug. 2019 The Scottsdale property, in the coveted Silverleaf community, includes 17 water features across the property made of geodes. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Posh Places: $32M Scottsdale mansion has a private a basketball court, more," 22 June 2019 Think cool geometric designs that recall foggy mountainsides and sparkly geodes. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "16 of the Most Innovative Furniture Designers Who Manufacture in the U.S.," 4 July 2018 There's a huge panel painting of what appears to be a big shiny geode. Drew Magary, GQ, "Pierce Brosnan Has Found Beauty and Inspiration During Our Helltimes," 16 May 2018 According to the Los Angeles Times, the Oscars stage was designed to look like the inside of a geode, with a 10-ton proscenium dotted with 45 million crystals. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "The Internet Can't Get Enough of the Sparkly Stage Design at the Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of geode

circa 1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geode

Latin geodes, a gem, from Greek geōdēs earthlike, from earth

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The first known use of geode was circa 1732

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30 Nov 2019

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“Geode.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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ge·​ode | \ ˈjē-ˌōd How to pronounce geode (audio) \

Kids Definition of geode

: a stone with a hollow space inside lined with crystals or mineral matter

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