peridot

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peridot Gem variety of transparent green olivine, a silicate mineral. Large crystals are found on St John's Island in the Red Sea and in Burma (Myanmar).

peridot

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per·i·dot / ˈperiˌdät/ • n. a green semiprecious variety of olivine.

peridot

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peridot †chrysolite XIV; the variety called olivine XVII. ME. peritot — OF. peritot (mod. -dot), of which there are several vars.; of unkn. orig.

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