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


First Known Use: 1656


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