chrysocolla

noun
chrys·​o·​col·​la
plural -s

Definition of chrysocolla

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

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History and Etymology for chrysocolla

Latin, from Greek chrysokolla, from chrys- + kolla glue

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“Chrysocolla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysocolla. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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