malachite

noun
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

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There is also a malachite, wood, tourmaline, and diamond bib necklace featuring an expressionistic rendering of Roman maritime pines—a nod to the 1962 Dino Risi movie Il Sorpasso. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Bulgari's Special Jewelry Collection Takes Its Cue from Classic Films," 26 Aug. 2019 Double up on microtrends and try green here: Use a rich malachite on the upper lid and a subtle lime under. Maya Mcdowell, Marie Claire, "The Buzziest Beauty Microtrends of Summer 2019," 24 July 2019 The show opens with a massive self-portrait titled Me (2019): Fratino’s face half covered by shadow, a shy smile playing across his lips, fist-sized pupils flecked with green, like solid orbs of malachite. Christopher Alessandrini, The New York Review of Books, "‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino," 18 May 2019 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

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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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