[ ak-wuh-muh-reen, ah-kwuh- ]
/ ˌæk wə məˈrin, ˌɑ kwə- /


a transparent, light-blue or greenish-blue variety of beryl, used as a gem.
light blue-green or greenish blue.

Origin of aquamarine

First recorded in 1590–1600, aquamarine is from the Latin word aqua marīna sea water (named from its color). See aqua, marine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for aquamarine

/ (ˌækwəməˈriːn) /


a pale greenish-blue transparent variety of beryl used as a gemstone
  1. a pale blue to greenish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective)an aquamarine dress

Word Origin for aquamarine

C19: from New Latin aqua marīna, from Latin: sea water (referring to the gem's colour)
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