Etymology
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peridot (n.)

type of green gemstone, mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French peridot, peritot (early 13c., Modern French péridot) and Medieval Latin peridotus, words of unknown origin.

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Definitions of peridot

peridot (n.)
a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone;
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