thunder egg

noun

: chalcedony in rounded concretionary nodules

Illustration of thunder egg

Illustration of thunder egg
  • 1 nodule
  • 2 cutaway

Examples of thunder egg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our thunder egg, or septarian concretion, which sounds like something a senior citizen would want to get checked out, is only thousands of years old, Hale guessed. Bethany Brookshire, Scientific American, 27 June 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thunder egg was in 1941

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“Thunder egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunder%20egg. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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