Peridot meaning

pĕrĭ-dŏt, -dō
A yellowish-green variety of olivine used as a gem.
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A variety of yellowish-green olivine, used as a gem.
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A transparent olive-green form of olivine, used as a gem.
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Origin of peridot

  • Middle English from Old French

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman peridou, peridout, Middle French perido, peridon, of uncertain origin; later reborrowed from modern French péridot.

    From Wiktionary