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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: amatiste, from Latin amethystus, from Greek, 'preventer of drunkenness, amethyst', from methy 'wine'

amethyst

noun
     
amethyst
am‧e‧thyst
1DCJ [countable] a valuable purple stone used in jewellery
2CC [uncountable] a light purple colour
amethyst adjective
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