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crystal

crys·tal

crystal

 
 
pronunciation:
krI stl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a clear kind of rock that has a regular shape. Diamonds, quartz, and grains of salt are crystals.
 
definition 2: glass of very high quality.
That beautiful vase is made of crystal.
definition 3: the clear cover on the face of a watch.
This crystal is so scratched he can hardly read the time.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or like crystal.
Blanche served the fruit in a crystal bowl.
definition 2: clear; not clouded.
The crystal stream provided water for many thirsty animals.
derivation: crystallike (adj.)
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Crystal comes from a Greek word that means "clear ice."
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