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Amethyst Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
  • of a moderate purple color

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

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Amethyst Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

An amethyst is a mineral that comes from quartz. It is usually transparent. It is a type of rock. It is valued because of its violet colour. Even though it is from quartz, it has more iron oxide (Fe2O3) than any other kind of quartz. Heating the amethyst either takes away its colour or changes it to a yellow hue. Amethysts are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Ontario, and North Carolina. The rock amethyst is the birthstone of the month February.

Many people believe amethysts protect one from poison, evil, and getting drunk. Some Roman women thought gems could keep their husbands faithful to them.

Meaning of the Name 'Amethyst'

  • Meaning: Jewel
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Female

Amethyst Sample Sentences in News

  • Tinashe releases new seven-song mixtape 'Amethyst'
    It didnât take long for Tinashe to release a follow-up to her fiery major-label debut, Aquarius . The 22-year-old dropped Amethyst on Monday, a seven-song mixtape with production from Ryan Hemsworth and Iamsu!, the Bay Area rapper who also drops a guest verse. While your Christmas... Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'
  • Download Tinashe's Sparkling New 'Amethyst' Mixtape
    Just half a year after releasing her debut album  Aquarius , Tinashe has delivered a seven-track mixtape called  Amethyst as a gift to her fans... Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'
  • Crystal Life Technology marks 20 years with sales, rededication
    Among the promotions will be raffles to win an amethyst cathedral – a large geode – and a sacred geometry pendant featuring a double flower of life, said Tracy Paddy, the social media director for the shop. Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'

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