[ak-wuh-muh-reen, ah-kwuh-]
a transparent, light-blue or greenish-blue variety of beryl, used as a gem.
light blue-green or greenish blue.

1590–1600; < Latin aqua marīna sea water (named from its color). See aqua, marine Unabridged
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aquamarine (ˌækwəməˈriːn)
1.  a pale greenish-blue transparent variety of beryl used as a gemstone
2.  a.  a pale blue to greenish-blue colour
 b.  (as adjective): an aquamarine dress
[C19: from New Latin aqua marīna, from Latin: sea water (referring to the gem's colour)]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, "bluish-green type of beryl," from Fr. or Prov., from L. aqua marina "sea water," from aqua "water" + marina, fem. of marinus "of the sea." Apparently first used as a description of a bluish-green color by John Ruskin, 1846. Abbreviation aqua is attested from 1936.
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Example sentences
Monitors would display tunnels as red, yellow or aquamarine dots against a blue
It gives emeralds their green or red hues and aquamarine its light blue.
He stood before her, his fly only partially zipped, revealing aquamarine nylon
Ruby, emerald, aquamarine are all forms of beryl with various impurities.
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