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bot·ry·oi·dal

 (bŏt′rē-oid′l) also bot·ry·oid (bŏt′rē-oid′)
adj.
Shaped like a bunch of grapes. Used especially of mineral formations: botryoidal hematite.

[From Greek botruoeidēs : botrus, bunch of grapes + -oeidēs, -oid.]

bot′ry·oi′dal·ly adv.

botryoidal

(ˌbɒtrɪˈɔɪdəl) ,

botryoid

or

botryose

adj
(of minerals, parts of plants, etc) shaped like a bunch of grapes
[C18: from Greek botruoeidēs, from botrus cluster of grapes; see -oid]

bot•ry•oi•dal

(ˌbɒ triˈɔɪd l)

adj. Mineral.
having the form of a bunch of grapes: botryoidal hematite.
[1810–20; < Greek botryoeid(ḗs) (bótry(s) bunch of grapes + -oeidēs -oid) + -al1]
bot`ry•oi′dal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.botryoidal - resembling a cluster of grapes in form
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La Quilda sank her shears into the hen's body, she singed the feathers, laughing; she felt around in the entrails until pulling out a yellow, nubbly, clustered, botryoidal lump of flesh.
It has a foot composed of a crust of lithified material (zone I) surrounding an interior of highly porous unlithified material with some botryoidal aragonite (zone II).
Horizontal laminae are mantled by botryoidal chalcedony, sometimes growing both up and down from the surface.