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chrys·o·prase

 (krĭs′ə-prāz′)
n.
An apple-green chalcedony used as a gemstone.

[Middle English crisopase, from Old French crisopras, from Latin chrȳsoprasus, from Greek khrūsoprasos : khrūso-, chryso- + prason, leek.]

chrysoprase

(ˈkrɪsəˌpreɪz)
n
(Minerals) an apple-green variety of chalcedony: a gemstone
[C13 crisopace, from Old French, from Latin chrӯsoprasus, from Greek khrusoprasos, from chryso- + prason leek]

chrys•o•prase

(ˈkrɪs əˌpreɪz)

n.
a green variety of chalcedony sometimes used as a gem.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin chrȳsoprasus < Greek chrȳsóprasos=chrȳso- chryso- + -prasos, derivative of práson leek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysoprase - a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstonechrysoprase - a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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