prase

[ preyz ]
/ preɪz /
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noun Mineralogy.

a leek-green cryptocrystalline variety of chalcedony.

Nearby words

  1. prankster,
  2. pranky,
  3. prao,
  4. prasad,
  5. prasad, rajendra,
  6. praseodymium,
  7. prat,
  8. pratchett,
  9. prate,
  10. pratfall

Origin of prase

1350–1400; < French < Latin prasius leek-green stone < Greek prásios leek-green, derivative of práson leek; replacing Middle English prassius < Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for prase

prase

/ (preɪz) /

noun

a light green translucent variety of chalcedony

Word Origin for prase

C14: from French, from Latin prasius a leek-green stone, from Greek prasios, from prason a leek

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