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AGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agate mean? 

AGATE (noun)
  The noun AGATE has 1 sense:

1. an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles

  Familiarity information: AGATE used as a noun is very rare.


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AGATE (noun)


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Meaning:

An impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("agate" is a kind of...):

calcedony; chalcedony (a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "agate"):

moss agate (an agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markings)


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