- peridot of ceylon,
Origin of peridot
Examples from the Web for peridot
The emerald rainstorm contains a bright green mineral of a class called olivine—also known as peridot to us Earth-dwellers.Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels|Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some fine gems of peridot, garnet and turquoise have been found.
The name is unfortunate as it is identical with the true name of the mineral which gives us peridot.
True olivine (the peridot or the chrysolite of the trade) is of a fine leaf-green or bottle-green shade in the peridot.
I examined the basaltic rock on several spots, and found that it contained numerous crystals of Peridot.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt
Chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.Shakespeare and Precious Stones|George Frederick Kunz
Word Origin for peridot
type of gemstone, mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French peritot (early 13c., Modern French péridot), of unknown origin.