peridot

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From Anglo-Norman peridou, peridout, Middle French perido, peridon, of uncertain origin; later reborrowed from modern French péridot.

Peridot

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peridot (plural peridots)

  1. A transparent olive-green form of olivine, used as a gem.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 51:
      Gem-quality olivine is known as peridot, which has a subtle green light all its own.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are  [] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)

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