peridot

[ per-i-doh, -dot ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪˌdoʊ, -ˌdɒt /

noun Mineralogy.

a green transparent variety of olivine, used as a gem.

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Origin of peridot

1300–50; < French péridot; replacing Middle English peritot < Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM peridot

per·i·dot·ic [per-i-dot-ik, -doh-tik] /ˌpɛr ɪˈdɒt ɪk, -ˈdoʊ tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peridot

peridot
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌdɒt) /

noun

a pale green transparent variety of the olivine chrysolite, used as a gemstone

Word Origin for peridot

C14: from Old French peritot, of unknown origin
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