emerald

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛmərəld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛmərəld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(emər əld, emrəld)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•er•ald /ˈɛmərəld/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Jewelry[countable] a green gem, a rare kind of beryl.

adj. 
  1. having a clear, deep green color.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•er•ald  (emər əld, emrəld),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Jewelrya rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium and valued as a gem.
  2. See  emerald green. 
  3. Printing(in Britain) a 6½-point type of a size between nonpareil and minion.
  4. Birds[Ornith.]any of numerous small bright green hummingbirds of the genus Chlorostilbon.

adj. 
  1. having a clear, deep-green color.
  • Semitic b-r-q shine ( Sanskrit marāk(a)la emerald)
  • Greek smáragdos; probably ultimately
  • Latin smaragdus
  • Anglo-French, Old French esmeraude, esmeralde, esmeragde
  • Middle English emeraude, emeralde 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
emerald /ˈɛmərəld; ˈɛmrəld/ n
  1. a green transparent variety of beryl: highly valued as a gem
  2. the clear green colour of an emerald
  3. (as adjective): an emerald carpet
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French esmeraude, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos; related to Sanskrit marakata emerald
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