Definition for Amethyst

amethyst, adj. [OFr < L. < Gk a, not + mithu, wine = 'not drunken'; NW says: “from some supposed quality in the stone of resisting intoxication … from its color approaching that of wine, but not reaching it.”] (webplay: jewelry).

Violet-colored; clear crystalline purple; [fig.] cherished; dear; noble; precious; valuable.

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