chrysoprase

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρυσός (khrusós, gold) and πράσινον (prásinon, green).

Noun[edit]

chrysoprase (usually uncountable, plural chrysoprases)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of light-green translucent quartz.
    • 1911, George Sterling, Duandon[1]:
      With shaken soul of light and shuddering blaze / Of leaping emerald and cold chrysoprase

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Further reading[edit]

  • Chrysoprase” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2], 1997–.
  • chrysoprase mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016