Hammochrysos

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hammochrysos A stone with spangles of gold color in it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hammochrysos ham-o-krī′sos a sparkling stone of the ancients, perhaps yellow micaceous schist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. "ammo`chrysos; "a`mmos 'a`mmos, sand + chryso`s gold
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., hammos, sand, chrysos, gold.