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English Dictionary: malachite by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
malachite
n
  1. a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Malachite \Mal"a*chite\, n. [Fr. Gr. [?] 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.
  
      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.
  
      {Malachite green}. See {Emerald green}, under {Green}, n.
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