prase

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noun \ˈprāz, ˈprās\

Definition of prase

  1. :  a chalcedony that is translucent and yellowish green

Origin and Etymology of prase

French, from Medieval 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

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