Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellowish-green variety of olivine used as a gem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chrysolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) Chrysolite.

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  • noun A transparent olive-green form of olivine, used as a gem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French.]

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From Anglo-Norman peridou, peridout, Middle French perido, peridon, of uncertain origin; later reborrowed from modern French péridot.

Examples

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  • Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate that exists throughout the universe - in distant galaxies and local comets - as well as in earthly jewelry stores, in a pristine, gem-quality form called peridot.

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  • Greenish sands hold chlorite-glauconite or olivine, also called peridot, when it is of gem-like quality.

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  • Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate that exists throughout the universe - in distant galaxies and local comets - as well as in earthly jewelry stores, in a pristine, gem-quality form called peridot.

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  • Otherwise known as peridot, Lisa uses some swarovski components to create a bright, spring bracelet.

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  • The pieces can be fashioned from diamonds of various colors, rubies, emeralds, sapphires as well as a selection of semi-precious stones such as peridot, and amethysts.

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  • The pieces can be fashioned from diamonds of various colors, rubies, emeralds, sapphires as well as a selection of semi-precious stones such as peridot, and amethysts.

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  • * Mermaid earrings and a peridot ring by sunspiral!

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