from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An apple-green chalcedony used as a gemstone.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The ancient name of a golden-green precious stone, now generally believed to have been a variety of the beryl or possibly a green variety of fluor-spar (chlorophane), which possesses the properly of shining in the dark or by the heat of the hand.
- noun A variety of chalcedony commonly apple-green in color and often extremely beautiful, so that it is much esteemed in jewelry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) An apple-green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. It has a dull flinty luster, and is sometimes used in jewelry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mineralogy A variety of light-
green translucent quartz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Poet to dictate blank verse to the pretty young secretary, who curled both feet round one leg of her chair, told him that she "loved his potry more'n anythink she'd ever read" and asked how all the hard words like "chrysoprase" and "asphdel" were spelt.
Whenever you speak of water, treat it as fire -- of fire, _vice versa_, as water; and be sure to send them all shattering out of reach and discrimination of all sense; and look into a dictionary for some such word as "chrysoprase," which we find to come from χρυσος gold, and πρασον a leek, and means a precious stone; it is capable of being shattered, together with "sunshine" -- the reader will think the whole passage a "flash" of moonshine.
She makes 50 pieces a year using semiprecious stones such as aquamarines, hessonites, chrysoprase and pink tourmaline, and ranging from £800 to £50,000.
The various colors of chalcedony have their own names: jasper when brown, carnelian when red or reddish-brown, chrysoprase when green, agate when banded with different colors.
It had been chrysoprase, then it turned to aquamarine, and that to the bright full green of an emerald.
Kenneth Jay Lane, for example, converted a chrysoprase-and - "diamond" necklace dripping with pearls into a mask for Benedetta Barzini, daughter of the Italian writer Luigi Barzini.
Eurmal, the Grain Goddesses, and Saint Xemela hold chrysoprase sacred, a strange combination of gods that vexes the devotees of each.
One can mistake cut and polished chrysoprase for emerald, glass, jade, or prase.
One could mistake cut and polished prase for chrysoprase, growstone, or green jade.
Humans can mistake leaf grow stone for chrysoprase, glass, jade, or prase.