Definitions

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

  • n. A fibrous green amphibole mineral occurring in rocks such as eclogite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varieties of gabbro.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An emerald-green mineral, thin-foliated to fibrous in structure, belonging to the amphibole or hornblende group: it is found in certain rocks, as the euphotide of the Alps.

Etymologies

French, from Latin smaragdus, emerald; see emerald.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare French smaragdite; so called from its emerald-green color. See smaragd. (Wiktionary)

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