• WordNet 3.6
    • n emerald the green color of an emerald
    • n emerald a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
    • n emerald a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Emus have double plumed feathers and they lay emerald/forest green eggs.
    • Emerald (Print) A kind of type, in size between minion and nonpareil. It is used by English printers.
    • Emerald (Min) A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl.
    • a Emerald Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald. "Emerald meadows."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emerald A variety of the mineral beryl, having a deep, clear green color, and when transparent highly prized as a gem. The peculiar shade of green which characterizes the emerald is probably due to the presence of a small amount of chromium. The finest emeralds come from the neighborhood of Muso, in the United States of Colombia, South America, where they occur in veins traversing clay-slate, hornblende-slate, and granite; they are also obtained in large crystals, though of less value as gems, in Siberia, and in Alexander county, North Carolina.
    • n emerald The name in Great Britain of a size of printing-type, intermediate between minion (which is larger) and nonpareil (which is smaller), and measuring 138 lines to the foot. It is not used in the United States.
    • n emerald In entomology, one of several small green geometrid moths, as the grass emerald, Pseudoterpna pruinata, and the Essex emerald, Phorodesma smaragdaria.
    • emerald Of a bright green, like emerald.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Emerald em′ėr-ald a very highly esteemed mineral of the same species with the beryl, from which it differs in scarcely anything but its colour, a beautiful velvety green
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. emeraude, OF. esmeraude, esmeralde, F. émeraude, L. smaragdus, fr. Gr. ; cf. kr. marakata,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esmeralde—L. smaragdus—Gr. smaragdos.


In literature:

I dare not say what that one crescent alone is worth, or that emerald bracelet.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
The Emerald of the Sea is the most glorious jewel in the whole wide world.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
All this is within my grasp if I can but recover the emeralds.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Kate pointed to a serpent belt, crusted with diamond scales, emerald-eyed, and having its open mouth lined with rubies.
"The Castle Of The Shadows" by Alice Muriel Williamson
Silas wants to give me some furs, and I've seen an emerald necklace that I'm bound to have if I'm to know another happy moment.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It was when I asked him for the emeralds.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
That evening the Army of the Valley slept in emerald meadows beside Meechum's River in Albemarle.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The first time I went to Oz I found you there, ruling the Emerald City.
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Not only the ship, but the doctor, comes from the Emerald Isle.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
And this rainbow is all of one colour, a clear, soft emerald-green.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon

In poetry:

Little finger of fiery green, it
flickers over stone. Waits
in a weed's shadow.
Flashes emerald-
is gone.
"Lizard at Pompeii" by Babette Deutsch
What of that peach of the emerald hue,
Warmed by the sun, and wet by the dew?
Ah, well, its mission on earth is through.
"The Little Peach" by Eugene Field
Oh keep it in thine eye of blue ; —
Resume thy self-command,
Till thy soft sigh shall waft the dew
To thine own emerald land.
"To the Maid of Erin" by Mary Anne Browne
Go up and watch the new-born rill
Just trickling from its mossy bed,
Streaking the heath-clad hill
With a bright emerald thread.
"Monday In Easter Week" by John Keble
O azure sky, O emerald earth,
My one and only cherished land,
For your I live, for you I'll die,
For you I mourn, O native strand.
"Dawn" by Akaki Tsereteli
I've ruby and sapphire, blended with gold,
And here's an emerald green,
A parting gift, for my coronet,
From summer's dying queen.
"October" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle

In news:

Ask Westchester, October 2011: Emerald Ash Borer Traps.
I first heard of this syndrome from contractors and landscapers who laughingly described its central symptoms: emerald lawns in a brown terrain.
Back row from left, Rachel Hamby, Bethany Massey, Emerald Van Winkle , Elizabeth Trentham and Leila Bangash.
Team Players are Kayla Newman, Abbie Burchfield, Leila Bangash, Bethany Massey, Elizabeth Trentham, Hunter Simpson, Peyton Williams, Rachel Hamby, Emerald Van Winkle and Sidni Williams.
Spring is in full bloom with dance: BW Emeralds, RW Iridescence, RDT auditions.
Emerald green is Pantone's top color of 2013.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)-- Businesses at Emerald Square off of Wrightsville Ave are the latest victims of what police are calling "a rash of air condition er unit thefts".
Polish Dollar wins feature allowance Emerald Downs.
Photo courtesy Erin Palmer/Emerald Downs Photo.
Bill Clinton loves Ireland, and Ireland loves him, but fresh Beltway rumors are suggesting that he might even like to be the US ambassador to the Emerald Isle.
ECUA'S NEW VEHICLE This week the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority introduced a new hybrid sanitation vehicle to its fleet—hoping to cut costs and help the environment by using less fuel and.
Enlarge Emily Zoladz ezoladz@mlive.com City Forester Tyler Stevenson measures a fifty five foot green ash that has survived emerald ash borer and a car crash.
Arpey will be joining Houston-based firm Emerald Creek Group, a private equity firm founded by former Continental chief executive Larry Kellner.
Emerald ash borer quarantine expands to Knox, Henry counties.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has added two counties to its emerald ash borer quarantine.

In science:

Emerald provided similar mechanisms, however it did not support replication and therefore did not have to deal with coherency.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
Davis, P.M. (2005), “The ethics of republishing: A case study of Emerald/MCB university press journals”, Library Resources & Technical Services, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 72-78.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)
The situation is thus different from Goodman’s since pro jecting the greenness of emeralds ultimately conflicts with pro jecting grueness (after time t the two kinds of emeralds look different).
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Color changes following chemical aging of the lemon cadmium mixtures with emerald green, various initial mixture contents.
Forecast of the Chemical Aging and Relevant Color Changes in Painting
Fig.2 shows the aged samples of the cadmium lemon mixture with emerald green, compared to the initial colors (upper row); numbers on the swatches show initial moles ratio Cd/Emerald Green in the mixture.
Forecast of the Chemical Aging and Relevant Color Changes in Painting