from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light to dark green carbonate mineral, Cu2CO3(OH)2, used as a source of copper and for ornamental stoneware.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bright green mineral, a basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2; one of the principal ores of copper.
- n. A mild green colour, like that of the mineral.
- adj. From olive-taupe to that of a mild to deeply-rich -- at times seemingly translucent -- green colour, like that of the mineral which is present on oxidized copper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A basic carbonate of copper having a beautiful green color, hence commonly called the green carbonate of Copper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
Yes, but in Florence malachite is much cheaper still.
The FDA found out that the Chinese farmers were giving their fish two kinds of antifungals called malachite green and gentian violet, and also two types of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones and nitrofurans.
As she continued to look at this novelty -- the marble called malachite was even more rare and costly in those days than it is in ours -- she perceived, lying by the side of the scent-bottles, a piece of folded paper, and, wondering what it could be, she desired one of the ladies to bring it to her.
Copper carbonates predominated, the green ore known as malachite and the beautiful blue ore azurite were quite common, and white quartz, which on being broken showed little specks of native copper, was also to be found.
When a piece of the last is found which has a high gravity, it may be suspected and broken into, as this species is much more valuable and rarer than the malachite which is so abundant.
And I said to her, "Wherefore rowest thou not?" and she answered to me, "It is for my jewel of new malachite which is fallen in the water."
She replied, 'It is for my jewel of new malachite which is fallen in the water.'
A copper ore called "malachite," which shows many shades of green, beautifully blended and mingled, is used for the tops of tables.
And I said to her, “Wherefore rowest thou not?” and she answered to me, “It is for my jewel of new malachite which is fallen in the water.”
She replied, ‘It is for my jewel of new malachite which is fallen in the water.’