eu·​clase ˈyü-ˌklās How to pronounce euclase (audio)
: a mineral that consists of a brittle silicate of beryllium and aluminum in pale yellow, green, or blue prismatic crystals and is used especially as a gemstone

Word History


French, from eu- (from Latin) + Greek klasis breaking, from klan to break

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euclase was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Euclase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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