The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for Malachite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malachite \Mal"a*chite\, n. [Fr. Gr. mala`chh a mallow, from its
     resembling the green color of the leaf of mallows: cf. F.
     malachite. Cf. Mallow.] (Min.)
     Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in
     green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high
           polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental work. Blue
           malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep
           blue color.
           [1913 Webster]
     Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for
           making ornamental objects

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229