Definition of geode
1 : a nodule of stone having a cavity lined with crystals or mineral matter
2 : the cavity in a geode
Recent Examples of geode from the Web
Inset geode halves, turquoise cabochons along with seed beads of black, blue, turquoise, white and gray fill the contours of an otherwise ghostly type figure - the hollow skull of a longhorn bull’s head.
Free mineral for each child, museum mini-tours, geode-cracking for kids from 3 to 5 p.m., lecture by Terry Maley at 7 p.m. Free.
A fig is not actually a fruit but a geode of inward-looking flowers.
Free mineral for each child, museum mini-tours, geode-cracking for kids from 3 to 5 p.m., lecture by Terry Maley at 7 p.m.
The low-slung building is like a geode — chunky and nondescript outside but opening up to an appealing interior; local residents cannot seem to resist it at happy hour.
Other Silly Bandz that would be popular in my house: MicroKorg synthesizer, Yamaha digital drum kit, Vocoder, Owl City album art, amethyst geode, Cylon helmet.
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Origin and Etymology of geode
Latin geodes, a gem, from Greek geōdēs earthlike, from gē earth
First Known Use: circa 1732See Words from the same year
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Definition of geode for Students
: a stone with a hollow space inside lined with crystals or mineral matter
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