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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External links[edit]

  • chrysoprase Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2]
  • chrysoprase mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016