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chrysoprase

[ kris-uh-preyz ]
/ ˈkrɪs əˌpreɪz /
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noun Mineralogy.
a green variety of chalcedony, sometimes used as a gem.
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Origin of chrysoprase

1250–1300; Middle English <Latin chrȳsoprasus<Greek chrȳsóprasos, equivalent to chrȳso-chryso- + prás(on) leek + -os noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for chrysoprase

chrysoprase
/ (ˈkrɪsəˌpreɪz) /

noun
an apple-green variety of chalcedony: a gemstone

Word Origin for chrysoprase

C13 crisopace, from Old French, from Latin chrӯsoprasus, from Greek khrusoprasos, from chryso- + prason leek
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