- a leek-green cryptocrystalline variety of chalcedony.
Origin of prase
1350–1400; < French < Latin prasius leek-green stone < Greek prásios leek-green, derivative of práson leek; replacing Middle English prassius < Latin, as above
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The folks is all lawd in prase of my biskit which is no trubble at all to roll out.The Carter Girls
Chrysoprase and Prase are terms applied to an apple green to bright green chalcedony or compact, jasper-like form of quartz.
A fine specimen of prase when cut affords a fair imitation of the emerald.
- a light green translucent variety of chalcedony
C14: from French, from Latin prasius a leek-green stone, from Greek prasios, from prason a leek
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