Meaning of amethyst

am•e•thyst

Pronunciation: (am'u-thist), [key]
— n.
  1. a purple or violet quartz, used as a gem.
  2. a purplish tint.
—adj.
  1. having the color of amethyst.
  2. containing or set with an amethyst or amethysts: an amethyst brooch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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