Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Quartz of a clear purple or violet color; also, the color.

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Usage examples "amethyst":

  1. How about that- there little amethyst bottle, then?" - "Murder in the Gunroom", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. Audrey answered not, but leaned against the window and looked at the cloud in the south that was now an amethyst island. - "Audrey", Mary Johnston.
  3. It was impossible to think of such an evening spent in the stuffy, lonely lounge, with heavy curtains shutting out the opal and the amethyst of night. - "Joanna Godden", Sheila Kaye-Smith.