Obs. a pearl
Origin of margariteOld French from Classical Latin margarita: see Margaret
- A rock formation that resembles beads, found in glassy igneous rocks.
- Archaic A pearl.
Origin of margariteUltimately from Greek margarītēs pearl perhaps of Iranian origin perhaps akin to Avestan mərə&ggr;a- bird (since the two valves of some pearl-bearing bivalves resemble a pair of bird wings when spread open)
(countable and uncountable, plural margarites)