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emerald

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noun em·er·ald \ˈem-rəld, ˈe-mə-\

Simple Definition of emerald

  • : a bright green stone that is used in jewelry

  • : a bright or rich green color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emerald

  1. 1 :  a rich green variety of beryl prized as a gemstone

  2. 2 :  any of various green gemstones (as synthetic corundum or demantoid)

Origin and Etymology 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


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emerald

adjective em·er·ald

Definition of emerald

  1. :  brightly or richly green



1508

First Known Use of emerald

1508


EMERALD Defined for Kids

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emerald

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noun em·er·ald \ˈe-mə-rəld, ˈem-rəld\

Definition of emerald for Students

  1. :  a gemstone of a rich green color




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emerald

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adjective em·er·ald

Definition of emerald for Students

  1. :  brightly or richly green





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