Definition of malachite
: a green mineral that is a basic carbonate of copper used especially for making ornamental objects
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Our son delighted in sifting through mining rough in the water sluice to discover fool's gold, rose quartz, malachite and lapis lazuli.
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Origin and Etymology of malachite
alteration of Middle English melochites, from Latin molochites, from Greek molochitēs, from molochē, malachē mallow
First Known Use: 1656See Words from the same year
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