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Meaning of malachite

mal•a•chite

Pronunciation: (mal'u-kīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a green mineral, basic copper carbonate, CuCO(OH), an ore of copper, used for making ornamental articles.
  2. a ceramic ware made in imitation of this.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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