Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to emeralds.
  • adj. Having the color of emeralds.
  • n. Emerald.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Emerald.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to emeralds.
  • adj. Having the colour of emeralds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin smaragdinus, emerald-green, from Greek smaragdinos, from smaragdos, emerald.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin smaragdinus, from Ancient Greek σμάραγδινος (smaragdinos), from σμάραγδος (smaragdos). See emerald for more. (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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 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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