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.
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)