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



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkəsaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkəsaɪt//
; BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkəziːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkəziːt//
[countable, uncountable]
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a yellow semi-precious stone used in jewellery Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin marcasita, from Arabic marqašīt̲a, from Persian.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marcasite