Definition for Emerald

emerald, adj. [see emerald, n.]

  1. Evergreen; made of shiny pine needles.
  2. Sparkling green; [fig.] covered with sunlit summer foliage.
  3. Grassy; [phrase “Emerald Seams”] plots in a cemetery lawn; graves for soldiers lost in battle; pertaining to rows in a burial field.
  4. Leafy; lush; [fig.] bejeweled; ornate; decorated with gems.
  5. Phosphorescent; nearly transparent; [fig.] eerie; uncanny; having a pale ghastly light; [kenning] tornado; tempest; twisting cloud.
  6. Phrase. “Emerald Swing”: branch; [merism] leafy tree.

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