Definition of "saccharoid" []

  • Having a texture similar to that of granulated sugar. Used of rocks and minerals. (adjective)

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Use "saccharoid" in a sentence
  • "This is composed of trap (zeolite, probably mesotype) of a younger age than the deep stratum of tufa in which the Chobe has formed its bed, for, at the point where they come together, the tufa has been transformed into saccharoid limestone."
  • "The geologist would probably describe the Sarsen stones of Wiltshire as "masses of saccharoid sandstone," which in plain English might be rendered as boulders closely resembling gigantic lumps of coarse sugar."
  • "The gangue of these veins is usually a granular white quart (saccharoid)."
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