noun per·i·dot \ˈper-ə-ˌdät, -ˌdō(t)\

: a clear, yellowish-green stone that is used in jewelry

Full Definition of PERIDOT

:  a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine used as a gem
per·i·do·tic \ˌper-ə-ˈdä-tik, -ˈdō-\ adjective

Origin of PERIDOT

French péridot, from Old French peritot
First Known Use: circa 1706


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