Smaragdite meaning

smə-răgdīt
A fibrous green amphibole mineral occurring in rocks such as eclogite.
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A bright-green kind of amphibole.
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(mineralogy) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varieties of gabbro.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of smaragdite

  • French from Latin smaragdus emerald emerald

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

  • Compare French smaragdite; so called from its emerald-green color. See smaragd.

    From Wiktionary