noun (plural chrysoprasi)
Etymology: Latin

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  • CHRYSOPRASUS — Graece Χρυσόπρασος, inter gemmas XII. quae totidem fundamenta constituunt Hierosolymae Novae, apud Iuannem Apocalyps. c. 21. v. 20. decimô locô memoratur: ὁ ὄγδοος βήρυλλος. ὁ ἔννατος, τοπάζιον. ὁ δέκατος, Χρυσόπρασος, Octavus beryllus, nonus,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Chrysoprasus — Chry*sop ra*sus, n. [L.] See {Chrysoprase}. Rev. xxi. 20. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chrysoprasus —    Golden leek, a precious stone of the colour of leek s juice, a greenish golden colour (Rev. 21:20) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • chrysoprase — [ krizɔpraz ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. chrysoprasus; de chryso et gr. prasos « poireau » ♦ Minér. Variété de calcédoine d un vert pomme, contenant du nickel. ● chrysoprase nom féminin (latin chrysoprasus, du grec prason, poireau) Variété vert pomme de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Precious Stones in the Bible —     Precious Stones in the Bible     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Precious Stones in the Bible     Precious stones are stones remarkable for their colour, brilliancy, or rarity. Such stones have at all times been held in high esteem everywhere,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chrysoprase — Chrys o*prase, n. [OE. crisopace, OF. crisoprace, F. chrysoprase, L. chrysoprasus, fr. Gr. ?; chryso s gold + ? leek.] (Min.) An apple green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. It has a dull flinty luster, and is sometimes used in jewelry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chrysoprase — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English crisopace, from Anglo French, from Latin chrysoprasus, from Greek chrysoprasos, from chrys + prason leek; akin to Latin porrum leek Date: 15th century an apple green chalcedony valued as a gem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • New Jerusalem — For other uses, see New Jerusalem (disambiguation). New Jerusalem Tabernacle of God Holy City City of God Celestial City Heavenly Jerusalem Jerusalem above Zion Shining City on a Hill New Jerusalem …   Wikipedia

  • Chrysoprase — This article is about the mineral. For the fictional character, see Trolls (Discworld). Chrysoprase (Poland) Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small… …   Wikipedia

  • chrysoprase — /kris euh prayz /, n. Mineral. a green variety of chalcedony, sometimes used as a gem. [1250 1300; ME < L chrysoprasus < Gk chrysóprasos, equiv. to chryso CHRYSO + prás(on) leek + os n. suffix] * * * ▪ mineral  brittle, translucent, semiprecious… …   Universalium

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