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prase

[preyz] /preɪz/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a leek-green cryptocrystalline variety of chalcedony.
Origin of prase
1350-1400
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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British Dictionary definitions for prases

prase

/preɪz/
noun
1.
a light green translucent variety of chalcedony
Word Origin
C14: from French, from Latin prasius a leek-green stone, from Greek prasios, from prason a leek
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