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mal·a·chite

 (măl′ə-kīt′)
n.
A light to dark green carbonate mineral, Cu2CO3(OH)2, used as a source of copper and for ornamental purposes.

[Middle English molochite, melochite (the Modern English spelling being influenced by Greek malakhē, mallow), ultimately (partly via Anglo-Norman melochite) from Latin molochītes, an Arabian stone said by Pliny the Elder (perhaps influenced by folk etymology) to be the color of mallows, from Greek molokhītis, perhaps from malakhē, molokhē, mallow, of Semitic origin; see mlḥ in Semitic roots.]
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malachite

(ˈmæləˌkaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a bright green mineral, found in veins and in association with copper deposits. It is a source of copper and is used as an ornamental stone. Composition: hydrated copper carbonate. Formula: Cu2CO3(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic
[C16: via Old French from Latin molochītēs, from Greek molokhitis mallow-green stone, from molokhē mallow]
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mal•a•chite

(ˈmæl əˌkaɪt)

n.
a green mineral, basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2, an ore of copper, used for making ornamental articles.
[1650–60; < Greek malách(ē) mallow + -ite1]
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mal·a·chite

(măl′ə-kīt′)
A bright-green copper carbonate mineral found in copper veins and used as a copper ore. Malachite often occurs together with the mineral azurite.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malachite - a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objectsmalachite - a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
atomic number 29, copper, Cu - a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
azurite - blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite
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Translations
malahhiit

malachite

[ˈmæləˌkaɪt] Nmalaquita f
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malachite

[ˈmæləˌkaɪt] nmalachite f
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Followed by the boy and Toto--the dog with a new green ribbon around his neck--she hastened down to the splendid drawing-room of the palace, where, seated upon an exquisite throne of carved malachite and nestled amongst its green satin cushions was the lovely Princess Ozma, waiting eagerly to welcome her friend.
There, looking at her table, with the malachite blotting case lying at the top and an unfinished letter, his thoughts suddenly changed.
He had left his overcoat with the silk-stockinged footmen (the stockings were one of Beaufort's few fatuities), had dawdled a while in the library hung with Spanish leather and furnished with Buhl and malachite, where a few men were chatting and putting on their dancing-gloves, and had finally joined the line of guests whom Mrs.
He was clothed in a jacket of black velvet, fastened loosely across his chest with large malachite buttons; and he wore lace ruffles at the ends of his sleeves, in the fashion of the last century.
I slipped on the uneven floor, and fell over one of the malachite tables, almost breaking my shin.
Malachite green is a triphenylmethane dye used in aquaculture for the treatment of fungal and parasitic infections in fish and their eggs.
Chert, sparry dolomite, sparry calcite, malachite, and pyrite are present in rare brecciated pods.
* dropper bottle containing a 0.02 percent aqueous solution of malachite green, and
Those crepes were marvelous The fountain runs Dress black as her fingernails It's completely impossible Here you are sir The malachite ring The floor is strewn with sawdust So it's true The red-headed waitress ran away with the bookseller
These converts to New Age holistics include seekers like Marie, who sports a sliver of barite in the inflamed flesh of her pierced nostril, and her boy, friend Keith, who is into malachite. They represent the New Age version of the folks who enriched P.T.
in reference to this particular self-portrait, he writes of his struggle "to get the combination of ashen and gray-pink tones" against a "background of pale malachite." However in a letter to his friend Paul Gauguin, he reveals something of his need to stress his own personality in this self-portrait.