- One having exceptionally good qualities or the potential for greatness but lacking polish and refinement.
- a diamond in its natural state
- a person or thing of fine quality but lacking polish
Other Word Forms of Diamond
Origin of Diamond
Middle English diamaunt from Old French diamant from Medieval Latin diamās diamant- alteration of Latin adamās adamant
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French diamant, from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas, “diamond”).
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