: a chalcedony that is translucent and yellowish green

Word History


French, from Middle French prasse, Latin prasius, from Greek prasios, from prasios, adjective, of the color of a leek, from prason leek; akin to Latin porrum leek

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prase was in 1788

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“Prase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prase. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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