Saccharoidal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Saccharoidal Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saccharoidal In mineralogy and geology, having a distinctly crystalline granular structure, some-what resembling that of lump-sugar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Saccharoidal having a texture resembling sugar, esp. loaf-sugar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. saccharon, sugar + -oid,: cf. F. saccharoïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saccharin—L. saccharum, sugar.

Usage

In literature:

When nearer the junction it becomes grey, and has a saccharoid structure.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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