malachite

noun
mal·​a·​chite | \ˈma-lə-ˌkīt \

Definition of malachite 

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

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Near a window, a table displays orbs—agate, quartz, malachite, marble—made by her father, a connoisseur of semiprecious stones. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "A Milan Ceramicist Brings Her Family’s Artisanal Aesthetic to Life at Home," 4 Oct. 2018 The earliest Alhambras were done in creased gold and black onyx, but ivory and wood soon followed (neither is now available), as did the signature stone styles like malachite, lapis, and carnelian. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Behind the Legendary Good Fortune of Van Cleef's Alhambra," 1 Oct. 2018 In the living room, the Eames lounge chair and otto- man are by Herman Miller, the malachite table light is by Adelman for Nilufar, and the artwork is by Matt Clark. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "Lindsey Adelman's Park Slope Home Doubles as a Constantly Revolving Showcase," 27 Apr. 2018 The turquoise, malachite, azurite, and chrysocolla from there are so beautiful that my eyes just melt. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Why Lisa Eisner Loves Bronze Jewelry," 17 Aug. 2017 For the latest iteration, Ray has teamed up with jewelry designer Pamela Love to create three distinct bag styles that feature piercing-like hardware made from semiprecious stones including tiger’s eye, malachite, turquoise, and lapis. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Pamela Love Teams Up With Hobo for a Limited Edition Line of Punkish Bags," 16 Apr. 2018 More discoveries soon followed: magenta, Hofmann’s violet, Lyons blue, malachite green, Bismarck brown and aniline black. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, "What Is the Perfect Color Worth?," 28 Feb. 2018 Long before they were used as a form of identifiable status, Princess Grace of Monaco could be seen wearing examples set with coral, malachite, rock crystal, and tortoiseshell, most often stacked in twos or threes around her neck. Claibourne Poindexter, Town & Country, "How the Alhambra Necklace Became an Icon," 18 Sep. 2017 Kane made the plastic footwear his own by embedding them with mineral stones like malachite and zebra jasper. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can Christopher Kane Make Crocs Happen?," 19 Sep. 2016

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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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