Origin of praseFrench from Classical Latin prasius from Classical Greek prasios, leek-green from prason, leek, akin to Classical Latin porrum, leek
An example of prase is a leek-green quartz crystal which is used as a stone in jewelry.
Origin of praseFrench from Latin prasius from Greek prasios leek-green ; see praseodymium .
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From Latin prasius, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ (prasios, “of a leek-green"), from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¬ÏƒÎ¿Î½ (prason, “leek").