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Of a rich green colour, like that of the emerald. Emerald meadows. emerald fish see zaratite.

1. (Science: chemical) a precious stone of a rich green colour, a variety of beryl. See beryl.

2. A kind of type, in size between minion and nonparel. It is used by english printers.

this line is printed in the type called emerald.

Origin: oe. Emeraude, OF. Esmeraude, esmeralde, f. Emeraude, L. Smaragdus, fr. Gr.; cf. Kr. Marakata.