grike

(redirected from grykes)
Also found in: Dictionary.

grike

[grīk]
(geology)
A vertical fissure developed along a joint in limestone by dissolution of some of the rock. Also spelled gryke.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Crouching down to take a closer look at the grykes and clints on the otherwise fiat plain of Bryn Alyn, I notice that many of these oddly shaped fissures are sheltering some tiny plants called Hart's tongue fern from the strong winds and driving rain that regularly assault these exposed ridges.
There were deep grykes in the pavement and you had to be careful because the stones were covered in moss.