malachite

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noun mal·a·chite \ˈma-lə-ˌkīt\

Definition of malachite

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

Origin and Etymology of malachite

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


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