or vugg, vugh

[ vuhg, voo g ]
/ vʌg, vʊg /

noun Geology.

a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals.

Origin of vug

1810–20; < Cornish vooga cave; compare Latin fovea pit
Related formsvug·gy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vuggy


vugg or vugh

/ (vʌɡ) /


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

Word Origin for vug

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



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

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