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or vugg, vugh

[vuhg, voo g]
noun Geology.
  1. a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals.
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Origin of vug

1810–20; < Cornish vooga cave; compare Latin fovea pit
Related formsvug·gy, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Its characteristic of this region that in sinking every now and then you strike a big hole filled with water—a vug, they call it.

    Ainslee's magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905


British Dictionary definitions for vug


vugg or vugh

  1. mining a small cavity in a rock or vein, usually lined with crystals
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Derived Formsvuggy or vughy, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Cornish vooga cave
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Word Origin and History for vug


1818, from Cornish vooga "a cavity in rock; cave, hollow."

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