Malachite meaning

măl'ə-kīt'
A light to dark green carbonate mineral, Cu2 CO3 (OH)2 , used as a source of copper and for ornamental purposes.
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A bright green, monoclinic mineral, copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2, that is an ore of copper and is used as a gem and to make ornamental objects.
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A bright-green monoclinic mineral occurring as a mass of crystals (an aggregate) with smooth or botryoidal (grape-shaped) surfaces. It is often concentrically banded in different shades of green. Malachite often occurs together with the mineral azurite in copper deposits. Chemical formula: Cu2CO3(OH)2.
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(mineralogy) A bright green mineral, a basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2; one of the principal ores of copper.
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A mild green colour, like that of the mineral.

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From olive-taupe to that of a mild to deeply-rich -- at times seemingly translucent -- green colour, like that of the mineral which is present on oxidized copper.
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Origin of malachite

From Latin molochitis, from Ancient Greek μαλαχή (malakhe, “[leaf of the ... ] mallow plant"). Or, could be from Hebrew מלאך (mal'ach) [ "angel" or "messenger of God" ], or, perhaps hailing from another Ancient Greek term, μαλαχ- [ "fingers" ].