Origin of botryoidal
Examples from the Web for botryoidal
Our decks became dry, and studded with botryoidal lumps of dirty foot-trodden ice.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
It is never found as crystals, but always as encrusting and botryoidal masses with a microcrystalline structure.
These shells occur at Hartlepool and Sunderland, where the rock assumes an oolitic and botryoidal character.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
A fibrous variety with a botryoidal or globular surface is known as botryolite.
Botryoidal and stalactitic masses are more common, or again the mineral may be compact and granular or loose and earthy.