smaragdine

[ smuh-rag-din ]
/ sməˈræg dɪn /

adjective

of or relating to emeralds.
emerald-green in color.

noun

Rare. smaragd.

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Origin of smaragdine

1350–1400; Middle English: smaragd < Latin smaragdīnus < Greek smarágdinos, equivalent to smáragd(os) emerald + -inos -ine1

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