per·​i·​dot | \ ˈper-ə-ˌdät How to pronounce peridot (audio) , -ˌdō(t) How to pronounce peridot (audio) \

Definition of peridot

: a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine used as a gem

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peridotic \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈdä-​tik How to pronounce peridot (audio) , -​ˈdō-​ \ adjective

Examples of peridot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, white or black stone cuffs, like the black jade design with pearls and diamonds as well as designs like the gold cuff with peridot, blue topaz, and diamonds, are highly coveted among women of style. The Editors, Town & Country, "The Town and Country Reader's Choice Jewelry and Watch Awards 2020," 19 Oct. 2020 Olivine is the term for a family of volcanic rocks that includes the gemstone form known as peridot or chrysolite. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How This Strange Green Sand Could Reverse Climate Change," 11 June 2020 The gemstone, commonly known as peridot, the August birthstone, is also extremely abundant. Peter Fimrite,, "Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?," 16 Dec. 2019 Brocade bracelet with peridot, coral, and turquoise beads, cabochon coral, diamonds, 18-karat gold, and platinum, $93,000. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, "David Webb Conjures Up Bejeweled Bracelets Woven from Gems, Pearls, and Gold," 1 Sep. 2019 The ring features an emerald, sapphire, and peridot stone—the birthstones of Harry, Meghan, and Archie. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Meghan Made an Elegant Update to Her Go-To Earrings," 16 July 2019 Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Moving Story Behind Duchess Meghan's Stunning Lorraine Schwartz Eternity Ring," 29 June 2019 Rare peridot from Pakistan suspended from a conical sphere of tsavorites. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How to See the Next Jewelry Masterpiece," 14 Mar. 2019 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of peridot

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peridot

French péridot, from Old French peritot

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The first known use of peridot was circa 1706

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“Peridot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of peridot

: a clear, yellowish-green stone that is used in jewelry

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