Definition of peridot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperēˌdät/


A green semi-precious mineral, a variety of olivine.
Example sentences
  • Egypt is also the home of some of the best peridot, the gem variety of forsterite.
  • There are bracelets, earrings, pendants, and so on, set with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and other gemstones such as tanzanite, tourmaline, aquamarine, yellow topaz, rose quartz, peridot, and many more.
  • Plutonites, also magmatic, form in conditions of extreme heat and pressure far deeper within the Earth; colourful translucent crystals such as aventurine, peridot and rose quartz are the result.


Early 18th century: from French, from Old French peritot, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: per·i·dot

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