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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.
Dictionary entry details
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An impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("agate" is a kind of...):
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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