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greenstone

[ green-stohn ]
/ ˈgrinˌstoʊn /
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noun
any of various altered basaltic rocks having a dark-green color caused by the presence of chlorite, epidote, etc.
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Origin of greenstone

First recorded in 1765–75; green + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for greenstone

greenstone
/ (ˈɡriːnˌstəʊn) /

noun
any basic igneous rock that is dark green because of the presence of chlorite, actinolite, or epidote
a variety of jade used in New Zealand for ornaments and tools
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Scientific definitions for greenstone

greenstone
[ grēnstōn′ ]

Any of various green metamorphic rocks formed from igneous rocks that have a relatively low silica content and owe their color to the presence of a green mineral such as chlorite, hornblende, or epidote.
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