chrysoprase

[kris-uh-preyz]

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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chrysoprase

noun
  1. 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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