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chrysocolla

[ kris-uh-kol-uh ]
/ ˌkrɪs əˈkɒl ə /
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noun

a mineral, hydrous copper silicate, CuSiO3⋅2H2O, occurring in compact, green or blue masses, sometimes used in ornaments.

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Origin of chrysocolla

1590–1600; <Latin chrȳsocolla<Greek chrȳsókolla gold solder, equivalent to chrȳso-chryso- + kólla glue (cf. collage)
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