Definition of botryoid in English:

botryoid

adjective

  • Resembling a bunch of grapes; = botryoidal.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Woodward (d. 1728), physician, natural historian, and antiquary. From post-classical Latin botryoides from Hellenistic Greek βοτρυοειδής like a bunch of grapes from ancient Greek βότρυς cluster of grapes, of unknown origin (perhaps a loanword) + -οειδής.

Pronunciation

botryoid

/ˈbɒtrɪɔɪd/