agate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ag'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a variegated chalcedony showing curved, colored bands or other markings.
  2. a playing marble made of this substance, or of glass in imitation of it.
  3. a 5-point type of a size between pearl and nonpareil. Cf. ruby (def. 5).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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