rock hound


Definition of rock hound

1 : a specialist in geology
2 : an amateur rock and mineral collector

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Other Words from rock hound

rockhounding \ ˈräk-​ˌhau̇n-​diŋ How to pronounce rockhounding (audio) \ noun

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Different stories Gutierrez’s acquaintances describe him as a loyal friend, a ladies man, a rock hound, a smart businessman, generous to a fault. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Schertz slaying stumps investigators," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rock hound

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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