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Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.

Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental work. Blue malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep blue colour. Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green.

Origin: Fr. Gr. A mallow, from its resembling the green colour of the leaf of mallows: cf. F. Malachite. Cf. Mallow.

(01 Mar 1998)

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