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chrysoprase

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noun chrys·o·prase \ˈkri-sə-ˌprāz\

Definition of chrysoprase

  1. :  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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