any of various altered basic igneous rocks having a dark-green color
Any of various altered basic igneous rocks colored green by chlorite, hornblende, or epidote.
(countable and uncountable, plural greenstones)
- (archaeology) any of several green-hued minerals used for making various artefacts in early Mesoamerican cultures, e.g. greenschist, chlorastrolite, serpentine, omphacite, or chrysoprase
- (New Zealand) the green-hued minerals of New Zealand used by Māori to make tools, ornaments and weapons (any of three varieties of nephrite jade or one variety of bowenite)
- A surname.