Olivine

Olivine is the name of a gemstone named for its olive-green color. It comes from Latin oliva meaning “olive (tree)” or “olive (fruit)” via Ancient Greek elaia (olive tree). Peridot is a type of olivine.

Origin: Ancient Greek

 

Variants:

  • Olivina

 

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