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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