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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light green or light grayish-green variety of translucent chalcedony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of cryptocrystalline of a leek-green colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variety of cryptocrystalline of a leek-green color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, of a leek-green color. See quartz.

Etymologies

French, from Latin prasius, from Greek prasios, leek-green; see praseodymium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prasius, from Ancient Greek πράσιος (prasios, "of a leek-green"), from Ancient Greek πράσον (prason, "leek"). (Wiktionary)

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