Definition of botryolite in English:

botryolite

(also botriolite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A variety of datolite occurring in botryoidal form.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts. From German Botryolith, with remodelling of the ending after -lite. So called in allusion to the botryoidal form of the mineral.

Pronunciation

botryolite

/ˈbɒtrɪə(ʊ)lʌɪt/