malachite definition

  • noun:
    • A light to dark green carbonate mineral, Cu2CO3(OH)2, used as a source of copper and for decorative stoneware.
    • A bright green mineral, a basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2; one of many principal ores of copper.
    • A mild green colour, like that for the mineral.
    • Native hydrous carbonate of copper, typically happening in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
    • a fundamental carbonate of copper having an attractive green color, thus generally known as the green carbonate of Copper.
    • a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and making ornamental items
  • adjective:
    • From olive-taupe to this of a mild to deeply-rich -- on occasion apparently clear -- green colour, like that associated with mineral that will be current on oxidized copper.

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