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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 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

Amethyst Sample Sentences in News

  • Amethyst UK Regulatory Announcement: Early Repurchase(s)
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ISSUER ISIN CCY Nominal Markdown Amount Remaining Balance Value date AMETH FLOAT 23/03/15 XS0292628020 CZK 1315250000 896800000 418450000 41939 BEECH FLOAT 23/03/15 XS0292631594 CZK 1315250000 894150000 421100000 41939 BROOK FLOAT 23/03/15 XS0292631917 CZK 1315250000 897550000 417700000 41939 EPERO FLOAT 23/03/15 XS0292632303 CZK 131525000 Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'
  • Dismissed executive director of Amethyst House says she's 'in shock'
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The executive director of Amethyst House, a well-known residential addiction-treatment program for women, was relieved of her duties earlier this month. Gigi Lipman was removed as the head of organization after serving in that capacity for... Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'
  • Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015
    A Hibernia-formation well targeting a deeper zone at the North Amethyst field is expected to enter production around year-end. All production equipment is in place at the South White Rose field , and subject to rig availability, first oil is likely next spring. Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'

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