Part of speech: noun

A native carbonate of copper, of a green color.

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Usage examples "malachite":

  1. The two lists are divided by the mention of certain kinds of precious stones, such as lapis lazuli and malachite. - "Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt", Gaston Camille Charles Maspero.
  2. The visitor can see today, in every one of their dwarf palaces, some of his malachite vases or porcelain bowls or porphyry columns. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
  3. Aramis, who was delighted to find the superintendent carry on the debate with such clearness and precision, stood leaning his arm upon the marble top of a console table and began to play with a small gold knife, with a malachite handle. - "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.