from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An apple-green chalcedony used as a gemstone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of light-green translucent quartz.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apple-green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. It has a dull flinty luster, and is sometimes used in jewelry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of chalcedony commonly apple-green in color and often extremely beautiful, so that it is much esteemed in jewelry.
- n. The ancient name of a golden-green precious stone, now generally believed to have been a variety of the beryl or possibly a green variety of fluor-spar (chlorophane), which possesses the properly of shining in the dark or by the heat of the hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone
Middle English crisopase, from Old French crisopras, from Latin chrȳsoprasus, from Greek khrūsoprasos : khrūso-, chryso- + prason, leek; see praseodymium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)