American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to emeralds.
- adj. Having the color of emeralds.
- n. Emerald.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a green color like that of smaragd—that is, of any brilliant green: an epithet used loosely and in different senses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.
- From Latin smaragdinus, from Ancient Greek σμάραγδινος (smaragdinos), from σμάραγδος (smaragdos). See emerald for more. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin smaragdinus, emerald-green, from Greek smaragdinos, from smaragdos, emerald. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the film you are watching is in color and features quirky kids striving to spell the word "smaragdine," you put the wrong DVD in your Netflix queue.”
“On a transverse axis, vision reached from glittering blue across the Sea of Marmora to a mast-crowded Golden Horn and the rich suburbs and smaragdine heights beyond.”
“There was a keyhole, plainly visible, but the key was doubtless drowned in the smaragdine depths of the unknown sea.”
“I turned my head again to the sea, and looking down into its smaragdine depths, let go of the victualistic store which I had been industriously accumulating ever since I had come through the lines.”
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