a mineral, hydrous copper silicate, CuSiO3⋅2H2O, occurring in compact, green or blue masses, sometimes used in ornaments.
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How to use chrysocolla in a sentence
By chrysocolla of the ancients is generally understood borax, which cannot however be meant in this passage.
Tinctum chrysocolla—partly the modern mineral of that name and partly malachite.
He gives the same minerals as Dioscorides, but is a good deal confused over chrysocolla and chalcitis.
At Neusohl in the Carpathians, green water flowing from an ancient tunnel wears away this chrysocolla with it.
This description of its occurrence would apply equally well to modern chrysocolla or to malachite.