mal·​a·​chite | \ ˈma-lə-ˌkīt How to pronounce malachite (audio) \

Definition of malachite

: a green mineral that is a basic carbonate of copper used especially for making ornamental objects

Examples of malachite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having always loved the organic look and saturated colors of hard stones like malachite and turquoise, McHugh combined hardstones with diamonds and colored gemstones for this realm of designs. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Pieces of lapis lazuli, malachite or onyx are carved into shapes to fit as overlays onto the bridges, plates and bezels, or to serve as indexes. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 10 June 2021 The band of malachite surrounding the tourbillon and set into the hour disk is a variation on previous models. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 July 2021 The dining room was vaulted for dramatic effect, with stucco and intricate moldings layered on top to provide space for faux malachite in ocher frames. Cynthia Frank, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 According to Bulgari, each stone has its own special lore: black onyx serves as a protective shield and conduit to inner strength; lapis lazuli represents honor and possibility; green malachite is known as a stone of transformation. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 10 June 2021 All throughout the house, both actual malachite and fabric versions of it can be found on numerous pillows, tablecloths, carpets, walls, plates, and furniture. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 24 Sep. 2020 In addition to the customization options, premium hardware will be available through the Southern design duo Addison Weeks, who are known for incorporating gemstones like malachite and rose quartz into their pieces. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 24 Apr. 2020 At least 650 years old, its calfskin pages are still vibrantly illuminated with gold, lapis lazuli and malachite. The Economist, 16 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of malachite

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for malachite

alteration of Middle English melochites, from Latin molochites, from Greek molochitēs, from molochē, malachē mallow

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“Malachite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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