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greenstone

[green-stohn] /ˈgrinˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
any of various altered basaltic rocks having a dark-green color caused by the presence of chlorite, epidote, etc.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; green + stone
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  • It contains numerous intrusive bodies and volcanically- derived greenstone belts.
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greenstone

/ˈɡriːnˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
any basic igneous rock that is dark green because of the presence of chlorite, actinolite, or epidote
2.
a variety of jade used in New Zealand for ornaments and tools
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greenstone
  (grēn'stōn')   
Any of various green metamorphic rocks formed from igneous rocks that have a relatively low silica content and owe their color to the presence of a green mineral such as chlorite, hornblende, or epidote.
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