noun chrys·o·col·la

Definition of chrysocolla



  1. 1 :  a mineral CuSiO3.2H2O consisting of a hydrous silicate of copper occurring massive and of a blue to green color

  2. 2 :  malachite green

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Origin and Etymology of chrysocolla

Latin, from Greek chrysokolla, from chrys- + kolla glue — more at protocol

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