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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.]


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


(ˈkrɪs əˌpreɪz)

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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Then, scarcely knowing what I was about, and urged on by one of those instinctive impulses which drive men to destruction, I lowered the cord from the windlass of the well to within about three feet of the water, leaving the bucket dangling, at the same time taking infinite pains not to disturb that coveted letter, which was beginning to change its white tint for the hue of chrysoprase, - proof enough that it was sinking, - and then, with the rope weltering in my hands, slid down into the abyss.
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the signet-ring of chrysoprase On his uplifted finger seemed to blaze With hidden fire and rushing from the west There came a mighty wind and seized the guest And lifted him from earth, and on they passed, His shining garments streaming in the blast, A silken banner o'er the walls upreared, A purple cloud that gleamed and disappeared.
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amber of Budweiser, chrysoprase of Almaden and Gallo, lapis by way of (no getting around it, I'm afraid) Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, with now and then a rare translucent turquoise or blurred amethyst of no known origin.
In "Beach Glass" she finds slivers washed on shore in colors of amber, turquoise, lapis, chrysoprase, and amethyst.