Definition of Greenstone

1. n. A name formerly applied rather loosely to certain dark-colored igneous rocks, including diorite, diabase, etc.



Definition of Greenstone

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. (archaeology) any of several green-hued minerals used for making various artefacts in early Mesoamerican cultures, e.g. greenschist, chlorastrolite, serpentine, omphacite, or chrysoprase ¹

3. Noun. (New Zealand) the green-hued minerals of New Zealand used by M?ori to make tools, ornaments and weapons (any of three varieties of nephrite jade or one variety of bowenite) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greenstone

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Medical Definition of Greenstone

1. A name formerly applied rather loosely to certain dark-coloured igneous rocks, including diorite, diabase, etc. Origin: So called from a tinge of green in the colour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenstone

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Literary usage of Greenstone

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1. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"If 1 mistake not, the following sketch of a vein of greenstone in argillaceous ... But as shown in the figure, near the greenstone it is considerably curved ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1895)
"I. Sketch of junction of greenstone and soda rock on Southern Cliff of Dinas Head, showing movement since intrusion of greenstone. ..."

3. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"Results of tests of this rock are given on page 265. Microscopic study of a thin section of this rock indicates a typical diorite. Greenstone Dikes. ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1917)
"The Country Greenstone Rocks. 3. The nature of the Country Greenstone Rocks and ... THE Greenstone DYKES. From the field occurrences as observed by Mr. ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1907)
"This Main Reef near the surface is along the north-eastern aide of a tongue of greenstone, as shown on the map ; this tongue, however, dies out at a very ..."

6. Elements of Geology by Alonzo Gray, Charles Baker Adams (1863)
"Hence we have greenstone porphyry ì which has a base of green atone, ... .Greenstone.r— This term includes the compact varieties of the class in which ..."

7. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"In color, they vary from nearly white, in some varieties of greenstone, ... Greenstone also is found in considerable quantities in the same locality, ..."

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