euclase

noun
eu·​clase | \ ˈyü-ˌklās How to pronounce euclase (audio) , -ˌklāz \

Definition of euclase

: 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

First Known Use of euclase

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euclase

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

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“Euclase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euclase. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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