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

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Recent Examples on the Web With a stylish moonstone finish, it can be used for both hard flooring and carpets. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 17 Feb. 2021 There are rough opals from Mexico, something called a Goethite from the Aegean, a hunk of moonstone from Myanmar. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "An Exclusive First Look Inside the American Museum of Natural History's New Hall of Minerals and Gems," 14 Dec. 2020 Order the set in one of four neutral colors: charcoal, latte (a creamy beige), moonstone (light grey), or emerald. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Women's Travel Sets You'll Want to Wear on Every Flight," 19 Feb. 2020 MacInnis makes a point of going to bed around 10 every night, with a specific ritual that includes cuddling with her bichon frise and placing a moonstone gem over her heart to invoke calm and reflection., "Are you a zombie employee — unproductive, stressed out, and disengaged? You’d have plenty of company. More than a third of American adults fail to regularly get at least seven hours of shut-eye. In an always-on culture where employees sleep with their phones, fatigue is the new normal.," 15 Nov. 2019 The rings, which included a rainbow moonstone for the bride, came from the jewelry brand Made in Earth. Georgia Slater,, "'Arriving 2020!': Legally Blonde's Matthew Davis and Wife Kiley Casciano Expecting First Child," 24 Sep. 2019 Farther into the village a mansion gleams like a moonstone from behind tall gates, its driveway furnished with a red SUV and patrolled by an Alsatian dog, a status symbol in this part of India. The Economist, "In the ring with India’s most powerful woman," 25 Oct. 2019 The KW Atelier jewelry begins at $1000 and has eight different stones that include black diamonds, peach morganite, and grey moonstone to choose from. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Karen Walker Debuts Modern Bridal Collection," 14 Aug. 2019 Other gemstones, like moonstones or opals, are stunning—and highly recommended on a tighter budget. Colleen Banks, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Much to Spend—and Where to Save—When Shopping for an Engagement Ring," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of moonstone

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Moonstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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