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peridot

[per-i-doh, -dot] /ˈpɛr ɪˌdoʊ, -ˌdɒt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a green transparent variety of olivine, used as a gem.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; < French péridot; replacing Middle English peritot < Middle French
Related forms
peridotic
[per-i-dot-ik, -doh-tik] /ˌpɛr ɪˈdɒt ɪk, -ˈdoʊ tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Room are individually decorated and are named for different gemstones, such as amethyst, peridot and garnet.
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peridot

/ˈpɛrɪˌdɒt/
noun
1.
a pale green transparent variety of the olivine chrysolite, used as a gemstone
Word Origin
C14: from Old French peritot, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for peridot
n.

type of gemstone, mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French peritot (early 13c., Modern French péridot), of unknown origin.

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