Definition of peridot in English:

peridot

Line breaks: peri|dot
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪdɒt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A green semi-precious mineral, a variety of olivine: [mass noun]: pieces set with peridot and blue topaz [count noun]: emeralds, rubies, and peridots
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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