Definition of Malachite

1. Noun. A green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects.

Terms within: Atomic Number 29, Copper, Cu
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Azurite

Definition of Malachite

1. n. Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.

Definition of Malachite

1. Noun. (minerology) A bright green mineral, a basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2; one of the principal ores of copper. ¹

2. Noun. A mild green colour, like that of the mineral. ¹

3. Adjective. From olive-taupe to that of a mild to deeply-rich -- at times seemingly translucent -- green colour, like that of the mineral which is present on oxidized copper. ¹

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Definition of Malachite

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Medical Definition of Malachite

1. Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure. Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental work. Blue malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep blue colour. Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green. Origin: Fr. Gr. A mallow, from its resembling the green colour of the leaf of mallows: cf. F. Malachite. Cf. Mallow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malachite

mal perforant
mal rosso
mala fide
malabsorption syndrome
malabsorption syndromes
malacca cane
malachite (current term)
malachite green

Literary usage of Malachite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"malachite is rarely granular; and sometimes earthy and pulverulent. ... M malachite is considered as originating from other ores of copper, ..."

2. The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"Those who cannot use malachite green on account of its dearness, dye blue with the ... This is called dyer's malachite green. Again, for want of indigo, ..."

3. Organic Chemistry by William Henry Perkin (1907)
"351) ; the colour-base of malachite green, for example, ... Chloride of malachite Green. This loss of water is probably due to combination taking place ..."

4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"They are built upon a framework of metal, the malachite being veneered in thin slices ... The magnitude of each piece of malachite is very inconsiderable, ..."

5. The Fundamental Processes of Dye Chemistry by Hans Eduard Fierz-David (1921)
"The residual leuco base of malachite Green is separated from the water after ... 1 The formula of malachite Green is given here in accordance with the ..."

6. A System of Mineralogy: In which Minerals are Arranged According to the by ROBERT. JAMESON (1820)
"malachite.] SP. 1. BUTE COPPE*. ... with quartz and malachite ; in the district of Kamsdorf in Saxony, it is accompanied with yellow and brown iron-ochre, ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"... that the copper ore exists in the centre of the vein, chiefly in the form of tho monosulphide (Cutf) and mostly in the form of malachite at the margins. ..."

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