chrysoprase

noun
chrys·​o·​prase | \ ˈkri-sə-ˌprāz How to pronounce chrysoprase (audio) \

Definition of chrysoprase

: an apple-green chalcedony valued as a gem

First Known Use of chrysoprase

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrysoprase

alteration of Middle English crisopace, from Anglo-French, from Latin chrysoprasus, from Greek chrysoprasos, from chrys- + prason leek; akin to Latin porrum leek

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