from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of deep-green chalcedony flecked with red jasper. Also called heliotrope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A green chalcedony that has been sprinkled with red spots (which resemble blood, hence the name).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope.
- n. Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or “streak.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of hematite, having a finely fibrous structure and a reniform surface.
- n. A variety of quartz having a greenish base, with small spots of red jasper, looking like drops of blood, scattered through it. This kind of bloodstone is also called heliotrope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
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