chrysoprase

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a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone

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The diction reshuffles Herod's speech to Salome of the inexhaustible catalogue of enticing "chrysolites and beryls, and chrysophrases and rubies," "sardonyx and hyacinth stones, and stones of chalcedony" (Wilde, Plays 95).