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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

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

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Amethyst Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

An amethyst is a sometimes transparent mineral that comes from quartz. 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 color. 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. Also, some roman women thought gems could keep their husbands faithful to them.

Meaning of the Name 'Amethyst'

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

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