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 (vŭg, vo͝og)
A small cavity in a rock or vein, often with a mineral lining of different composition from that of the surrounding rock.

[Cornish vooga.]

vug′gy adj.
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(vʌɡ) ,




(Mining & Quarrying) mining a small cavity in a rock or vein, usually lined with crystals
[C19: from Cornish vooga cave]
ˈvuggy, ˈvughy adj
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(vʌg, vʊg)

a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals.
[1810–20; < Cornish vooga cave; compare Latin fovea pit]
vug′gy, adj.
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