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malachite (n.)

common green ore of copper, a basic carbonate of copper having a beautiful green color, late 14c., from French malachite, ultimately from Greek malachitis (lithos) "mallow (stone)," from malakhe "mallow" (see mallow (n.)); the mineral traditionally so called from the resemblance of its color to that of the leaves of the mallow plant.

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Definitions of malachite from WordNet

malachite (n.)
a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects;
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