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  • noun Plural form of druse.

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Examples

  • (Botanically, fleshy fruits fall into one of two classes, druses and berries, the former having stony seeds, such as those found in peaches, and the latter having softer seeds.)

    The Avocado: On Beyond Guacamole

  • (Botanically, fleshy fruits fall into one of two classes, druses and berries, the former having stony seeds, such as those found in peaches, and the latter having softer seeds.)

    The Avocado: On Beyond Guacamole

  • The veins of minerals are about a half an inch to -- in the case of druses of magnesite, which penetrate the rock in all proportions and directions -- even six inches in thickness.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • The crystals are generally packed together in a mass, but are frequently set apart as heavy druses of crystals having the form shown in Fig. 7.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • -- This mineral, very abundant in this locality, resembles malachite, but has a much bluer, lighter color, without the fibrous structure so often present in malachite, and seldom in masses, it only occurring as light druses and incrustations, some of which are very beautiful, and make very fine cabinet specimens.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • This mineral has also been found in other parts of the shaft, but only in small druses.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • It has been pretty well exhausted, however, and the fine specimens are only to be obtained by digging into the veins of it in the rock, which are quite abundant on the south end of the walk, and, as I before noted, as deep as possible from the top of the veins, as it is a closely packed mineral not occurring in geodes, druses, etc.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • The few other minerals occurring in the tunnel are so extremly rare as not to be met with by any other than an expert, and it is impossible to detail the localities, as they generally occur as minute druses or incrustations upon other minerals with which they may be confounded, and have been removed as soon as discovered.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • Rock at the juncture of the basalt and red sandstone, in pockets, and as heavy druses.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • His account seems to prove that the whole length of the mountains of the Upper Orinoco (Sierra Parima) toward the east, is composed of granitic rocks, full of druses and open veins, the Peak of Duida.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

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