4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Beryl \Ber"yl\ (b[e^]r"[i^]l), noun [F. b['e]ryl, OF. beril, L. beryllus, Gr. bh'ryllos, prob. fr. Skr. vai[dsdot][=u]rya. Cf. {Brilliant}.] (Min.) A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The {aquamarine} is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The {emerald} is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emerald \Em"er*ald\, noun [OE. emeraude, OF. esmeraude, esmeralde, F. ['e]meraude, L. smaragdus, fr. Gr. ?; cf. ?kr. marakata.]

1. (Min.) A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See {Beryl}.

2. (Print.) A kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare?l. It is used by English printers.

Note: [hand] This line is printed in the type called emerald.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emerald \Em"er*ald\, adjective Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald. "Emerald meadows." --Byron.

{Emerald fish} (Zo["o]l.), a fish of the Gulf of Mexico ({Gobionellus oceanicus}), remarkable for the brilliant green and blue color of the base of the tongue; -- whence the name; -- called also {esmeralda}.

{Emerald green}, a very durable pigment, of a vivid light green color, made from the arseniate of copper; green bice; Scheele's green; -- also used adjectively; as, emerald green crystals.

{Emerald Isle}, a name given to Ireland on account of the brightness of its verdure.

{Emerald spodumene}, or {Lithia emerald}. (Min.) See {Hiddenite}.

{Emerald nickel}. (Min.) See {Zaratite}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone

2: a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

3: the green color of an emerald

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