- a transparent, light-blue or greenish-blue variety of beryl, used as a gem.
- light blue-green or greenish blue.
Origin of aquamarine
Examples from the Web for aquamarine
The sky is just as clear as the Queen's ear-rings of aquamarine.Clair de Lune
We sat in the aquamarine twilight, and Fern was shivering, and I put my arm around her.Exploiter's End
Topaz and aquamarine occur in hollows in the granite of the Mournes.
That piece of aquamarine he sent her when she graduated—it's worth a lot of money.
Do they still match my aquamarine, or must it be gray sapphires the next time?
- a pale greenish-blue transparent variety of beryl used as a gemstone
- a pale blue to greenish-blue colour
- (as adjective)an aquamarine dress
Word Origin and History for aquamarine
1590s, agmarine, "bluish-green type of beryl," from French or Provençal, from Latin aqua marina "sea water," from aqua "water" (see aqua-) + marina, fem. of marinus "of the sea" (see marine (adj.)). Apparently first used as a description of a bluish-green color by John Ruskin, 1846. Abbreviation aqua is attested from 1936.