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 There is a also vintage Boivin design in the sale, a pair of earrings made in 1945 of 18-karat yellow gold set with aquamarine, chrysoberyl, peridot and citrine. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 19 May 2021 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, 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, 11 June 2020 The gemstone, commonly known as peridot, the August birthstone, is also extremely abundant. Peter Fimrite,, 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, 1 Sep. 2019 The ring features an emerald, sapphire, and peridot stone—the birthstones of Harry, Meghan, and Archie. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 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, 29 June 2019 Rare peridot from Pakistan suspended from a conical sphere of tsavorites. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 14 Mar. 2019

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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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31 May 2021

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“Peridot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 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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