- 1A bright green precious stone consisting of a chromium-rich variety of beryl: [as modifier]: an emerald necklaceMore example sentences
- The shining diamonds, rubies, emeralds, peridots, topaz, sapphires have now acquired a special status for the wearer.
- The blue-silver metal was cast in an ornate fashion, and white diamonds spotted with emeralds, beryls and emeralds crusted the edges of the metal.
- Synthetic ruby, sapphire, spinel, emerald, opal, and turquoise are commonly encountered, but synthesis of diamond for gem cutting has so far been very limited.
- 2 [mass noun] (also emerald green) A bright green colour: the sea glistened in shades of emerald and jadeMore example sentences
- The bodice was plain, starched white, while the skirt itself a deep emerald.
- The necklace she wore around her neck glowed a deep emerald as he did so.
- The beautiful emeralds of the South American rainforests became a warm blue.
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- Bright green in colour: beyond the airport lay emerald hillsMore example sentences
- To the south, past the tiny level valley the group was in, was an ocean of rolling emerald hills, as far as anyone could see.
- She was holding her dad's hand as they all walked down the dirt road alongside pastures of emerald hills.
- The emerald hills of South America appear lived-in and intimate.
Middle English: from Old French e(s)meraud, ultimately via Latin from Greek (s)maragdos, via Prakrit from Semitic (compare with Hebrew bāreqeṯ, from bāraq 'flash, sparkle').
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