- emerald cut,
- emerald green,
- emerald isle,
- emerald moth,
Origin of emerald
Examples from the Web for emerald
But they had not quit and here they now were as the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums came into the Garden.
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.
My first week in Tel Aviv was one meeting followed by another, affording little time to enjoy this emerald by the sea of a city.
Diana found to have Irish ancestry - so will William, Kate and baby George now visit the Emerald Isle?
Most notably is the Bulgari collar, part of Taylor's "Emerald Suite" collection, which sold for $6.5 million in 2011.Eric Wilson Named InStyle's Fashion News Director; Christopher Bailey Replaces Angela Ahrendts as Burberry CEO|The Fashion Beast Team|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The jasper of antiquity was in many cases distinctly green, for it is often compared with the emerald and other green objects.
One old Porsslanese official was standing there, a high mandarin of some sort, and he had an emerald necklace around his neck.Captain Jinks, Hero|Ernest Crosby
How we came to know the history of the emerald is simple enough.Barry Lyndon|William Makepeace Thackeray
His ancestors removed from the north of Scotland to the Emerald Isle.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The sienna color of the water on the table contrasted sharply with the emerald at the break of the fall.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
- the clear green colour of an emerald
- (as adjective)an emerald carpet
Word Origin for emerald
"bright green precious stone," c.1300, emeraude, from Old French esmeraude (12c.), from Medieval Latin esmaraldus, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos "green gem" (emerald or malachite), from Semitic baraq "shine" (cf. Hebrew bareqeth "emerald," Arabic barq "lightning").
Sanskrit maragdam "emerald" is from the same source, as is Persian zumurrud, whence Turkish zümrüd, source of Russian izumrud "emerald."
In early examples the word, like most other names of precious stones, is of vague meaning; the mediæval references to the stone are often based upon the descriptions given by classical writers of the smaragdus, the identity of which with our emerald is doubtful. [OED]
Emerald Isle for "Ireland" is from 1795.