A green mineral used in jewelry, intarsia, and as a pigment. Illustrated are some polished pieces, mared by malachite's typical multigreen patterning, and about half of their actual size. Chemically it is green copper carbonate, CuCO3 Cu(OH)2.

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  • malachite — [ malaʃit; malakit ] n. f. • 1685; melochite XIIe; lat. molochitis, mot gr., de molokhê ou malakhê « mauve » ♦ Carbonate de cuivre naturel, pierre d un beau vert diapré utilisée dans la fabrication d objets d art. Écritoire en malachite. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Malachite — Mal a*chite, n. [Fr. Gr. mala chh a mallow, from its resembling the green color of the leaf of mallows: cf. F. malachite. Cf. {Mallow}.] (Min.) Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malachite — [mal′ə kīt΄] n. [ME melochites < L molochites < Gr molochitēs, a stone (? malachite) < malachē, molochē, mallow (its color is like that of mallow leaves): < ? Heb malluaḥ, a lettuce like plant > L malva,MALLOW] a bright green,… …   English World dictionary

  • malachite — common green ore of copper, late 14c., from French, ultimately from Gk. malachitis (lithos) mallow (stone), from malakhe mallow (see MALLOW (Cf. mallow) (n.)); the mineral traditionally so called from resemblance of its color to that of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • malachite — ► NOUN ▪ a bright green copper containing mineral. ORIGIN Old French melochite, from Greek malakh mallow …   English terms dictionary

  • Malachite — For other uses, see Malachite (disambiguation). Malachite Malachite from the Congo General Category Carbonate mineral …   Wikipedia

  • Malachite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Malachite (homonymie). Malachite Catégorie V : carbonates et nitrates[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • malachite — /mal euh kuyt /, n. 1. a green mineral, basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2, an ore of copper, used for making ornamental articles. 2. a ceramic ware made in imitation of this. [1350 1400; < Gk malách(e) MALLOW + ITE1; r. ME melochites < MF… …   Universalium

  • MALACHITE — s. f. (On prononce Malakite .) Pierre opaque, mamelonnée et d un beau vert, qui est susceptible de poli. La malachite est un minerai de cuivre …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • malachite — malachitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Cu₂[(OH)₂|CO₃] atitikmenys: angl. malachite rus. малахит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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