rock hound

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rock hound

n. Informal
1. One who specializes in geology.
2. One who collects rocks and minerals, especially gemstones, as a hobby.

rock′ hound′ing, rock′hound′ing (rŏk′houn′dĭng) n.

rock′ hound`

or rock′hound`,

an amateur collector of rocks and minerals.
[1920–25, Amer.]
rock′ hound`ing, n.
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