Amethyst

Definition of Amethyst

Am´e`thyst
1.
1.(Min.) A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.
Oriental amethyst
the violet-blue variety of transparent crystallized corundum or sapphire.
2.(Her.) A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.

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