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1emerald

noun em·er·ald \ˈem-rəld, ˈe-mə-\

: a bright green stone that is used in jewelry

: a bright or rich green color

Full Definition of EMERALD

1
:  a rich green variety of beryl prized as a gemstone
2
:  any of various green gemstones (as synthetic corundum or demantoid)
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Origin of EMERALD

Middle English emerallde, from Anglo-French esmeralde, from Vulgar Latin *smaralda, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos — more at smaragd
First Known Use: 14th century

2emerald

adjective

Definition of EMERALD

:  brightly or richly green

First Known Use of EMERALD

1508
EMERALD Defined for Kids

1emerald

noun em·er·ald \ˈe-mə-rəld, ˈem-rəld\

Definition of EMERALD for Kids

:  a gemstone of a rich green color

2emerald

adjective

Definition of EMERALD for Kids

:  brightly or richly green
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