adjective Etymology: Greek botryoeidēs, from botrys bunch of grapes Date: 1816 having the form of a bunch of grapes <
botryoidal garnets

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  • botryoidal — [bä΄trē oid′ l] adj. [< Gr botryoeidēs(< botrys, bunch of grapes + eidēs, OID) + AL] resembling a bunch of grapes: also botryoid …   English World dictionary

  • Botryoidal — Botryoid Bot ry*oid, Botryoidal Bot ry*oid al, a. [Gr. ? cluster of grapes + oid.] Having the form of a bunch of grapes; like a cluster of grapes, as a mineral presenting an aggregation of small spherical or spheroidal prominences; as, botryoidal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Botryoidal — A botryoidal texture or mineral habit is one in which the mineral has a globular external form resembling a bunch of grapes as derived from the Greek. This is a common form for many minerals particularly hematite where it is the classically… …   Wikipedia

  • botryoidal — botryoidally, adv. /bo tree oyd l/, adj. Mineral. having the form of a bunch of grapes: botryoidal hematite. Also, botryoid, botryose. [1810 20; < Gk botryoeid(és) shaped like a bunch of grapes (bótry(s) bunch of grapes + oeides OID) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • botryoidal — bot•ry•oi•dal [[t]ˌbɒ triˈɔɪd l[/t]] adj. Mineral. mir having the form of a bunch of grapes: botryoidal hematite[/ex] • Etymology: 1810–20; < Gk botryoeid(ḗs) (bótry(s) bunch of grapes + oeidēs oid) + al I bot ry•oi′dal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • botryoidal — adj. [Gr. botrys, bunch of grapes; eidos, form] In the form of a bunch or cluster of grapes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • botryoidal — adjective Having the form of a bunch of grapes …   Wiktionary

  • botryoidal — [ˌbɒtrɪ ɔɪd(ə)l] adjective (chiefly of minerals) shaped like a cluster of grapes. Origin C18: from Gk botruoeidēs (from botrus bunch of grapes ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • botryoidal — bot·ry·oi·dal …   English syllables

  • botryoidal — /ˌbɒtriˈɔɪdl/ (say .botree oydl) adjective having the form of a bunch of grapes. Also, botryoid. {Greek botryoeidēs + al1} –botryoidally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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