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prase

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noun Mineralogy.
a leek-green cryptocrystalline variety of chalcedony.
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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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