[ fuhl-gyuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈfʌl gyəˌraɪt /
a tubelike formation in sand or rock, caused by lightning.
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Words nearby fulgurite
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Example sentences from the Web for fulgurite
This fulgurite, which is extremely light, measures six centimetres in length.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for fulgurite
/ (ˈfʌlɡjʊˌraɪt) /
a tube of glassy mineral matter found in sand and rock, formed by the action of lightning
Word Origin for fulgurite
C19: from Latin fulgur lightning
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Scientific definitions for fulgurite
[ ful′gyə-rīt′, -gə- ]
A slender, usually tubular body of glassy rock produced by lightning striking and then fusing dry sandy soil.
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