Obama also has Irish roots, even further proof of how important the emerald Isle is to our national gene pool.
And while the shadow of war hangs over the emerald zone, foreign investment is likely to be slow.
The law of the land comes from the emerald bosses who can be seen sometimes with ornately decorative pistols stuck in their belts.
The Seattle Art museum is cash-strapped, but it could head to the emerald City if Paul Allen was on that phone.
The emerald rainstorm contains a bright green mineral of a class called olivine—also known as peridot to us Earth-dwellers.
"A ring of brilliants, with an emerald of price, the setting chased and heavy," read the Valaisan.
"Ah, it's a long way from here to the emerald City," remarked the King.
A young woman, dressed in emerald green, sat at a table against the opposite wall.
Is it safe for us to associate with those people from the emerald City?
Yes, this was the crystal hall with the emerald lizards and the sky-blue snakes.
"bright green precious stone," c.1300, emeraude, from Old French esmeraude (12c.), from Medieval Latin esmaraldus, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos "green gem" (emerald or malachite), from Semitic baraq "shine" (cf. Hebrew bareqeth "emerald," Arabic barq "lightning").
Sanskrit maragdam "emerald" is from the same source, as is Persian zumurrud, whence Turkish zümrüd, source of Russian izumrud "emerald."
In early examples the word, like most other names of precious stones, is of vague meaning; the mediæval references to the stone are often based upon the descriptions given by classical writers of the smaragdus, the identity of which with our emerald is doubtful. [OED]Emerald Isle for "Ireland" is from 1795.
Heb. nophek (Ex. 28:18; 39:11); i.e., the "glowing stone", probably the carbuncle, a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest. It is mentioned (Rev. 21:19) as one of the foundations of the New Jerusalem. The name given to this stone in the New Testament Greek is smaragdos, which means "live coal."