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 Some geode kits contain a large assortment of geodes. Outdoor Life, "Three Things to Consider Before You Buy a Geode Kit," 23 Nov. 2020 Inside her bag was a notebook, a day planner, a lot of heart stickers, a jumble of colored pens, one very bright flashlight, index cards, a small box of tea, and a geode. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "Jennifer Garner "Had Some Wine" Last Night and Made the Best Instagram Video," 10 Apr. 2018 Dynasty Electrik’s tranquil crystal sound bath on Friday evenings is a sonic, restorative journey past amethyst, citrine geodes and crystal quartz clusters led by gem gallery owners Seth Misterka and Jenny Deveau. oregonlive, "Mother’s Day gift ideas for a calm mom: Yoga, CBD oils, soothing sounds," 26 Apr. 2020 The owner also noted that the amethyst geodes in the gift shop are not from Wisconsin, because Wisconsin doesn't have the variety of rocks that places in the world have, but the rock's origin is noted next to it. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Too much cheese at Lambeau and more hilarious one-star ratings of popular Wisconsin attractions," 13 Aug. 2019 Although the cave is now dry, when the geode was growing, its cavity was filled with hot, mineral-rich water. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "How the world’s largest geode grew to half the size of a small bedroom," 18 Oct. 2019 For many geodes, though, the basic science is somewhat similar. Robin George Andrews, National Geographic, "These human-size crystals formed in especially strange ways," 22 Oct. 2019 As such, the geode sconces and crystal chandelier in her dining room are by Robert Ogden, a good friend who designed lighting for Anthropologie. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "How One Globe-Trotting Retail Guru Creates a Cool and Collected Home," 17 Oct. 2019 Although the geode is embedded in rocks that are about 250 million years old, the crystals themselves are much younger than that. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "How the world’s largest geode grew to half the size of a small bedroom," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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7 Dec 2020

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“Geode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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