ge·​ode | \ˈjē-ˌōd \

Definition of geode 

1 : a nodule of stone having a cavity lined with crystals or mineral matter

2 : the cavity in a geode

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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 Sharks, like the geodes covering this particular hammerhead, date back tens of millions of years, while humans have existed for only 200,000 years. James Charisma,, "The hyper-real world of sculptor Erick Swenson comes to life at Honolulu museum," 4 June 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 The scenes of his marginalization are painful and true — always the pebble, never the geode in games of Pebble, Pebble, Geode. Karen Valby, New York Times, "Turning Myths and Fairy Tales on Their Heads," 4 May 2018 The main heat is built around geodes, a drab rock that doesn't show its inner beauty until cracked open. Ed Stockly,, "Monday's TV highlights: 'Elementary' on CBS," 30 Apr. 2018 The cake was adorned with candy crystals made from scratch, arranged in a geode formation. Mary Colurso,, "Auburn chef bakes his way to final 3 on Food Network reality show," 1 May 2018 Looking to recreate the color effect seen in geodes and other crystals, Beseau painted purple, mint, and pink dyes onto her client's platinum blonde hair. Devon Abelman, Allure, ""Gem Roots" Are the Crystal-Inspired Take on the Rainbow Roots Trend," 3 Apr. 2018 Geode Wine Stoppers Keep that red wine fresh with these cute, handmade geode stoppers. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts for the Best Mom Ever," 20 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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ge·​ode | \ˈjē-ˌōd \

Kids Definition of geode

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

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