Botryoidal meaning

bŏtrē-oid
Shaped like a bunch of grapes. Used especially of mineral formations.

Botryoidal hematite.

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Resembling a bunch of grapes.
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Shaped like a bunch of grapes. Certain minerals and parts of organisms can be botryoidal.
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(chiefly mineralogy) Having the form of a bunch of grapes.
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Origin of botryoidal

  • From Greek botruoeidēs botrus bunch of grapes -oeidēs -oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition