or vugg, vugh
[vuhg, voo g]
- a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals.
Origin of vug
1810–20; < Cornish vooga cave; compare Latin fovea pit
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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.
vugg or vugh
- mining a small cavity in a rock or vein, usually lined with crystals
Word Origin for vug
C19: from Cornish vooga cave
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1818, from Cornish vooga "a cavity in rock; cave, hollow."
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