Definition of Moss agate

1. Noun. An agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markings.

Generic synonyms: Agate



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moss Agate

mosquito net
mosquito nets
mosquitocidal
mosquitocide
mosquitocides
mosquitoed
mosquitoes
mosquitoey
mosquitofish
mosquitofishes
mosquitos
moss
moss-grown
moss-lichen wetland
moss-trooper
moss agate (current term)
moss animal
moss campion
moss family
moss frog
moss genus
moss green
moss lawn
moss locust
moss phlox
moss pink
moss starch
mossback
mossbacked
mossbacks

Literary usage of Moss agate

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1. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"14 represents sections of a piece of moss- agate (Indian), showing the silicified fibres of sponge aa, the gemmules 6, a separate fibre at c, and spicula at ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Consult Popular Science Review, New Series, Vol. I, p. 23. Moss-agate or ... In the Chinese moss-agate they appear as thin matted filaments of a preen color ..."

3. The Mines of Colorado by Ovando James Hollister (1867)
"moss agate, or mocha stone, is usually a brownish agate, with dendritic delineations of a brownish-black color and caused by an oxide of iron or manganese; ..."

4. Complete Mineral Catalog by Warren Mathews Foote (1909)
"4.oo 6800 Moss-agate, leek-green sea moss, polished. .75 681 ditto, with patches of chalcedony outlined by carne- lian. i.25 6820 Moss-agate, Mocha-stone, ..."

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