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 margar&imacron;t&emacron;s, pearl, perhaps of Iranian origin; perhaps akin to Avestan m&schwa;r&schwa;&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)