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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Malachite

MAL'ACHITE, noun [Gr. mallows, Latin malva, soft, so names from its resembling the color of the leaf of mallows.]

An oxyd of copper, combined with carbonic acid, found in solid masses of a beautiful green color. It consists of layers, in the form of nipples or needles converging towards a common center. It takes a good polish and is often manufactured into toys.