agatenoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈæɡ.ət/ us /ˈæɡ.ət/
Examples from literature
- Among these were drawings of two small fragments of agate, inscribed with characters.
- Elise wrote home asking if agates were expensive, and if she might have one.
- The agates now in question are those of the coated kind, so frequent in this country, called pebbles.
- These little radiating stars are occasionally intersected, and portions are quite cut off by the fine, ribbon-like zones of colour in the agate.
- To make tea always scald the teapot, which should be agate, earthenware or china, never metal.