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noun uk   /ˈem.ə.rəld/ us  
[C or U] a transparent bright green valuable stone that is often used in jewellery: a ring with a large emerald an emerald necklace/ringPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock [U] (also emerald green) a bright green colourLess common coloursCommon colours
adjective uk   /ˈem.ə.rəld/ (also emerald green) us  
emerald eyesLess common coloursCommon colours
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