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per·i·dot

 (pĕr′ĭ-dŏt′, -dō′)
n.
A yellowish-green variety of olivine used as a gem.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman peridout, from Medieval Latin peridotus, from alteration of Latin paederōs, paederōt-, a kind of gemstone, from Greek paiderōs paiderōt- (literally, "boy-love"), a kind of plant (perhaps a species of hawthorn) offered to Aphrodite, a kind of gemstone used as a love charm : Greek pais, paid-, child, boy; see pau- in Indo-European roots + Greek erōs, erōt-, erotic love.]

per′i·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk, -dō′tĭk) adj.

peridot

(ˈpɛrɪˌdɒt)
n
(Minerals) a pale green transparent variety of the olivine chrysolite, used as a gemstone
[C14: from Old French peritot, of unknown origin]

per•i•dot

(ˈpɛr ɪˌdoʊ, -ˌdɒt)

n.
a green transparent variety of olivine, used as a gem.
[1300–50; Middle English peritot < Middle French (French péridot), of obscure orig.]
per`i•dot′ic (-ˈdɒt ɪk, -ˈdoʊ tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peridot - a pale green variety of chrysoliteperidot - a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone
chrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
Translations

peridot

[ˈperɪdɒt] Nperidotita f
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He would often spend a whole day settling and resettling in their cases the various stones that be had collected, such as the olive-green chrysoberyl that turns red by lamplight, the cymophane with its wirelike line of silver, the pistachio-coloured peridot, rose-pink and wine-yellow topazes, carbuncles of fiery scarlet with tremulous, four-rayed stars, flame-red cinnamon-stones, orange and violet spinels, and amethysts with their alternate layers of ruby and sapphire.
Malik Saleem said that Pakistan has enormous wealth of expensive gems such as ruby, emerald, tourmaline, garnet, topaz, peridot, aquamarine, spinel, pargasite, diopside, moonstone, pink topaz, sapphire, zircon, feldspar, agate, serpentine jade, epidote, pink beryl (morganite), purple beryl, sphene, zoisite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and kunzite etc.
Malik Shahid informed that Pakistan has enormous wealth of expensive gems such as ruby, emerald, tourmaline, garnet, topaz, peridot, aquamarine, spinel, pargasite, diopside, moonstone, pink topaz, sapphire, zircon, feldspar, agate, serpentine jade, epidote, pink beryl (morganite), purple beryl, sphene, zoisite, lapis lazuli, turquoise and kunzite etc and Pakistan could earn huge foreign exchange from exports of gems and jewelry.
The incident happened outside a family of six's house in Peridot Close, Fartown, as they received a pizza delivery at around 8pm on November 11 last year.
Besides providing a platform to investors and buyers for promoting trade related activities, the event will also showcase precious and semi-precious stones including sapphire, tourmaline, rubies, peridot, emerald, tourmaline, turquoise, aquamarine and topaz by the gems and stones traders hailing across different cities of the country including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sawat and Gilgit.
KOHISTAN:A rescue mission is expected to be launched on Sunday to recover at least seven laborers who went missing after embarking on a journey to collect precious peridot stones in Supat Valley of Kohistan due to heavy snowfall in the area.
The district police officer on Saturday said the missing people were excavating Peridot gemstone in a locality.
The event also witnessed the demonstration of prototype construction of the ongoing housetypes at Peridot Parkland in Idale, Badagry.
It said the collaboration needs to be expanded on the pattern of US-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Programme and Pak-France PERIDOT Research Programme under which researchers identify areas of research and the concerned sides fund them.
Peridot is Markle's birthstone since her birthday is in August, and Prince Harry's September birthstone is a blue a sapphire.
ISLAMABAD -- The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has invited joint research proposals from Pakistani faculty members of public as well as approved private universities for award of mobility grant under Phase-V of its Pak-France PERIDOT Research Programme.
PERIDOT is the Franco Pakistani Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) providing opportunities to Pakistani and French researchers to develop new scientific and technological cooperation between French and Pakistani higher education institutions/research laboratories by supporting the mobility of researchers from both sides.