moon·​stone | \ ˈmün-ˌstōn How to pronounce moonstone (audio) \

Definition of moonstone

: a transparent or translucent feldspar of pearly or opaline luster used as a gem

Examples of moonstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mischievous Mary-Kate and Ashley must find a magic moonstone come Halloween night to beat their evil aunt and save their home. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 22 June 2022 Speaking of its history, moonstone reflects its namesake’s enchanted and ethereal reputation. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 June 2022 June babies have three birthstones — pearl, alexandrite and moonstone! Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2022 While many Gotlib designs feature white, yellow, brown and black diamonds, others shimmer with rubies, sapphires, moonstone, onyx and even pearls. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Adel Chefridi's crown sent pear shaped moonstone ring. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 June 2021 And who knew that a contemporary diamond-and-moonstone Hemmerle parrot would grab your attention? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 11 June 2021 Eden Presley's rainbow moonstone, sapphire and diamond earrings. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The limited-edition unisex footwear is made from Nappa leather and comes in colors red, orange, moonstone, coastal blue, pristine and caramel. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of moonstone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Moonstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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moon·​stone | \ ˈmün-ˌstōn How to pronounce moonstone (audio) \

Kids Definition of moonstone

: a partly transparent shining stone used as a gem

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