chrysoprase









chrysoprase


chrysoprase [kris-uh-preyz] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. a green variety of chalcedony, sometimes used as a gem.

Origin of chrysoprase 1250–1300; Middle English Latin chrȳsoprasus Greek chrȳsóprasos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + prás(on) leek + -os noun suffix Examples from the Web for chrysoprase Historical Examples of chrysoprase

  • They dart like breathing bits Of chrysoprase and sard o’ the sun.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • He gathered the chrysoprase and restored the stones to the canvas bag.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • He had one of the finest collections of chrysoprase in the world.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • So he determined to shut himself up in his study and shuffle the chrysoprase.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • You fling aside from your arms, as worthless, amethyst and emerald and chrysoprase.

    Around The Tea-Table

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • British Dictionary definitions for chrysoprase chrysoprase noun

    1. an apple-green variety of chalcedony: a gemstone

    Word Origin for chrysoprase C13 crisopace, from Old French, from Latin chrӯsoprasus, from Greek khrusoprasos, from chryso- + prason leek

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