Definitions

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  • n. An emerald

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The emerald.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A precious or semi-precious stone of green color.

Etymologies

From Latin smaragdus, from Ancient Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos), μάραγδος (maragdos), from Semitic root b-r-q “to shoot lightning, to flash in darkness”, compare Hebrew בָּרֶקֶת (bareket) “emerald, flashing gem”, Akkadian barruktu. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Under this dome was a canopy of brocede, reposing upon pillars of red gold and wrought with figures of birds whose feet were of smaragd, and beneath each bird was a network of fresh-hued pearls.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The bodie of this vessell was all run ouer with a Vine, the stringes and vaines whereof, and small curling twists, were of Topas, farre better then is founde in the Ilande Ophiadis, the leaues of fine smaragd, and the braunches of Amethist, to the sight most beautifull, and to the vnderstanding woonderfull contemplable.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • This couer to the necke was made in skalie work of _Hyacinth_, except the vaynes of smaragd, for the little dragons, their bellies and feetes fastening to the skalie couer.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Under this dome was a canopy of brocede, reposing upon pillars of red gold and wrought with figures of birds whose feet were of smaragd, and beneath each bird was a network of fresh - hued pearls.

    Arabian nights. English

  • The walls were hung with cloth of silver, embroidered with gold figures, over which were worked pomegranates, polyanthuses, and passion-flowers, in ruby, amethyst, and smaragd.

    Burlesques

  • If I weren't doing this my red choice would probably be a Pinot Noir from Griottes Chambertin and my white would be an esoteric white from Austria, preferably a smaragd from Wachau.

    Chicagoist

  • Which is about what we found in our tasting of some 30 Gruner Veltliners from 2008 - mostly at basic ripeness quality levels (versus smaragd and other riper wines, which are still just arriving).

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • I love Austrian rieslings - just last weekend we celebrated my son Jack's 18th birthday with a bottle of 2000 Wachau Steinriegl smaragd riesling from

    The Pour

  • I love Austrian rieslings - just last weekend we celebrated my son Jack's 18th birthday with a bottle of 2000 Wachau Steinriegl smaragd riesling from Mr. Know-It-All

    The Pour

  • smaragd, yea nothing prepares you for the reckless driving

    Road Rant!

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