peridot


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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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