Definition of peridot
: a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine used as a gem
peridoticplay \ˌper-ə-ˈdä-tik, -ˈdō-\ adjective
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Marilyn sees the pendant as a wedding bell, and notes that her husband’s birthstone is, indeed, peridot.
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Origin and Etymology of peridot
French péridot, from Old French peritot
First Known Use: circa 1706See Words from the same year
PERIDOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peridot for English Language Learners
: a clear, yellowish-green stone that is used in jewelry
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