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moss agate

noun
1.
a kind of agate or chalcedony containing brown or black mosslike dendritic markings from various impurities.
Origin of moss agate
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • She sent me fifty yards down the hill to pick up a piece of broken bottle which she insisted was moss agate!

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • On the street I met the stage manager and the tall, dark man just as they were coming out of the moss agate saloon.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • It is a chalky white, and shows a growth of moss like that of moss agate.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton
  • She sent me fifty yards down to the hill-side to pick up a piece of broken bottle which she insisted was moss agate.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for moss agate

moss agate

noun
1.
a variety of chalcedony with dark greenish mossy markings, used as a gemstone
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