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  • n. A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; -- sometimes called gabbro.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gabbro.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek well + light. So called because of its pleasing combination of white and green.

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