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aquamarine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aquamarine  \A`qua*ma*rine"\,  n.  (Min.) 
  A  transparent,  pale  green  variety  of  beryl,  used  as  a  gem. 
  See  {Beryl}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beryl  \Ber"yl\  (b[e^]r"[i^]l),  n.  [F.  b['e]ryl,  OF  beril,  L. 
  beryllus  Gr  bh`ryllos,  prob.  fr  Skr.  vai[dsdot][=u]rya. 
  Cf  {Brilliant}.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  of  great  hardness,  and  when  transparent,  of  much 
  beauty.  It  occurs  in  hexagonal  prisms,  commonly  of  a  green  or 
  bluish  green  color,  but  also  yellow,  pink,  and  white.  It  is  a 
  silicate  of  aluminium  and  glucinum  (beryllium).  The 
  {aquamarine}  is  a  transparent,  sea-green  variety  used  as  a 
  gem.  The  {emerald}  is  another  variety  highly  prized  in 
  jewelry,  and  distinguished  by  its  deep  color,  which  is 
  probably  due  to  the  presence  of  a  little  oxide  of  chromium. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aquamarine 
  n  1:  a  transparent  variety  of  beryl  that  is  blue  green  in  color 
  2:  a  shade  of  blue  tinged  with  green  [syn:  {greenish  blue},  {aqua}, 
  {turquoise},  {cobalt  blue},  {peacock  blue}] 




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