Definition of aquamarine
1 : a transparent blue, blue-green, or green variety of beryl used as a gem
2 : a pale blue to light greenish blue
Recent Examples of aquamarine from the Web
Necklace: Aquamarine pendant necklace, $112, Diadem Jewelry.
This imperial bodice-front piece features tiers of 2,000 Akoya pearls, inter-spliced with aquamarines, moonstones, and diamond slivers.
The massive ice sheets, lined with deep fissures, glowed with deep aquamarine hues in the late afternoon sunlight.
An 18-year-old girl, lost in thought, sits by an aquamarine swimming pool near Los Angeles.
The gentle, circulatory sound of waves lapping onto a shore is accompanied by the sight of aquamarine panels of fabric, stretched taut by performers on either end, rippling and receding like the tide.
When the rain settled on the dull, aquamarine Great Sound in Bermuda on Monday, Peter Burling, the skipper of Emirates Team New Zealand, beat his counterpart Nathan Outteridge, of Artemis Racing of Sweden, to their next mantle.
When the winning name is chosen later this year, the crayon will join an eclectic cast of blue Crayola cousins: aquamarine, cadet blue, denim, and periwinkle.
Aquamarine for March, Diamond for April, Emerald for May, and Pearl (or Alexandrite) for June.
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Did You Know?
Aqua marina * is Latin for "seawater", so when a lovely blue-green form of the semiprecious gem known as beryl was given an English name several centuries ago, *aquamarine seemed appropriate. Aquamarine is the ideal color that most of us carry around in our heads when we imagine the waters that lap the shores of the Greek and Caribbean islands on a sunny day. But even the Mediterranean and the Caribbean can take on lots of other colors depending on weather conditions.
Origin and Etymology of aquamarine
New Latin aqua marina, from Latin, sea water
First Known Use: 1677See Words from the same year
AQUAMARINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aquamarine for English Language Learners
: a pale greenish-blue stone that is used in jewelry
: a pale greenish-blue color that is more blue than aqua
AQUAMARINE Defined for Kids
Definition of aquamarine for Students
: a transparent gem that is blue, blue-green, or green
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