Definition of malachite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmæləkaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæləkaɪt//
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a green mineral that can be polished, used to make decorative objects Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French melochite, via Latin from Greek molokhitis, from molokhē, variant of malakhē ‘mallow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malachite