Adjective "aquamarine" definition and examples

(Aquamarine may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌakwəməˈriːn/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A precious stone consisting of a light bluish-green variety of beryl.
  1. as modifier 'a square-cut aquamarine pendant'
  2. 'The other gems include aquamarines, beryl and moonstones, which are designed to suit one's personality.'
  3. 'Zambian gemstones be they emeralds, amethyst, aquamarine and other types of precious and semi-precious stones are of very high quality and can, if properly managed, earn the country billions of Kwacha.'
  4. 'Beryl was discovered on the property in 1976, and aquamarine in 2003.'
  5. 'Among the products that were marketed were emeralds, tourmalines, aquamarine, amethyst, citrini and industrial minerals such as talc and lime.'
  6. 'He states that the varieties of beryl are aquamarine, emerald, morganite, and red beryl, but he does not mention heliodor (a.k.a. golden beryl) and goshenite.'
  7. 'The traditional kundan work has also been embellished with semi-precious and precious stones and beads such as tourmalines, tanzanites, opals, aquamarine and peridots.'
  8. 'There are subheadings under several deposit types for many species; for the beryl gems, emerald and aquamarine and other beryl deposits are treated separately.'
  9. 'Before nightfall, the group had seen amethyst, citrine, imperial topaz, aquamarine, tourmaline, and even alexandrite.'
  10. 'Fine aquamarine continues to be mined here, but it is getting harder to find.'
  11. 'And the stones used include corals, lemon topaz, tourmalines, amethysts, aquamarines, peridots, and ‘other stones with a subtle yet distinctive colour’.'
  12. 'Eye colour can vary from bright green through to aquamarine or dark blue.'
  13. 'In a brief but dazzling flash of sumptuous vermilion and aquamarine, the kingfisher was gone, darting out of sight beneath the willows which brush the cool, clear waters of the Little Stour.'
  14. 'There are walking paths down through olive and citrus groves to the Mediterranean where you can strip off and swim in the aquamarine water.'
  15. 'Unlike the others the girls had worn, this one had an aquamarine hue.'
  16. 'Infinite shades of ice blue, aquamarine, cool greens and glinting whites put me in mind of an ice palace for an underwater ice queen - a deep frozen mermaid perhaps?'
  17. 'They left us as the cobalt blue waters of the deep changed to aquamarine above the massed reefs of coral.'
  18. 'The colors ranged from pale blue to aquamarine to dark green, and there were dark brown or black strands woven throughout.'
  19. 'Within this unique ecosystem, high levels of silica, minerals and algae form a light sediment at the bottom of the lagoon, giving it a soft milky aquamarine colour.'
  20. 'With a few sips you can see the aquamarine waters, feel the gentle breeze, and start swaying like a palm frond.'
  21. 'Your lucky colour is aquamarine and you have absolutely no chance of winning the lottery.'

More definitions

1. a transparent, light-blue or greenish-blue variety of beryl, used as a gem.

2. light blue-green or greenish blue.

More examples(as adjective)

"liveries can be aquamarine."

"bottles can be aquamarine."

Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin aqua marina ‘seawater’.