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Meaning of emerald

em•er•ald

Pronunciation: (em'ur-uld, em'ruld), [key]
— n.
  1. a rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium and valued as a gem.
  2. See
  3. (in Britain) a 6-point type of a size between nonpareil and minion.
  4. any of numerous small bright green hummingbirds of the genus Chlorostilbon.
—adj.
  1. having a clear, deep-green color.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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