peridot

noun
per·i·dot | \ˈper-ə-ˌdät, -ˌdō(t) \

Definition of peridot 

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

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Other Words from peridot

peridotic \ˌper-ə-ˈdä-tik, -ˈdō- \ adjective

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In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 In gemstone form, a variety of olivine is known as peridot. CBS News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not actually raining gemstones," 20 June 2018 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of peridot

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

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