chrysoprase


chrys·o·prase

noun \ˈkri-sə-ˌprāz\

Definition of CHRYSOPRASE

:  an apple-green chalcedony valued as a gem

Origin of CHRYSOPRASE

alteration of Middle English crisopace, from Anglo-French, from Latin chrysoprasus, from Greek chrysoprasos, from chrys- + prason leek; akin to Latin porrum leek
First Known Use: 15th century

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