[ preyz ]
/ preɪz /
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
Words nearby prase
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British Dictionary definitions for prases
/ (preɪz) /
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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