Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to emeralds.
  • adjective Having the color of emeralds.
  • noun Emerald.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a green color like that of smaragd—that is, of any brilliant green: an epithet used loosely and in different senses.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Emerald.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to emeralds.
  • adjective Having the colour of emeralds.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin smaragdinus, emerald-green, from Greek smaragdinos, from smaragdos, emerald.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin smaragdinus, from Ancient Greek σμάραγδινος (smaragdinos), from σμάραγδος (smaragdos). See emerald for more.

Examples

  • If the film you are watching is in color and features quirky kids striving to spell the word "smaragdine," you put the wrong DVD in your Netflix queue.

    The Morning News

  • If the film you are watching is in color and features quirky kids striving to spell the word "smaragdine," you put the wrong DVD in your Netflix queue.

    The Morning News

  • On a transverse axis, vision reached from glittering blue across the Sea of Marmora to a mast-crowded Golden Horn and the rich suburbs and smaragdine heights beyond.

    There Will Be Time

  • On a transverse axis, vision reached from glittering blue across the Sea of Marmora to a mast-crowded Golden Horn and the rich suburbs and smaragdine heights beyond.

    Two in Time

  • There was a keyhole, plainly visible, but the key was doubtless drowned in the smaragdine depths of the unknown sea.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • I turned my head again to the sea, and looking down into its smaragdine depths, let go of the victualistic store which I had been industriously accumulating ever since I had come through the lines.

    Andersonville

  • I turned my head again to the sea, and looking down into its smaragdine depths, let go of the victualistic store which I had been industriously accumulating ever since I had come through the lines.

    Andersonville — Volume 4

  • It hath reached me, O auspicious King, the director, the right-guiding, lord of the rede which is benefiting and of deeds fair-seeming and worthy celebrating, that Mohammed Son of the Sultan craved leave to return to his own motherland, when his father-in-law gave him an hundred clusters of the diamantine and smaragdine grapes, after which he farewelled the King and taking his bride fared without the city.

    Arabian nights. English

  • 'I have been, continued he, many years in search of the Philosopher's Stone, and long master of the smaragdine-table of Hermes Trismegistus; the green and red dragons of Raymond Lully have also been obedient to me, and the illustrious sages themselves deign to visit me; yet is it but since I had the honour to be known to your ladyship, that I have been so fortunate as to obtain the grand secret of projection.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

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  • green as emeralds

    December 2, 2007

  • Any green gemstone, such as the emerald.

    July 7, 2018