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crys·tal

crystal

 
 
pronunciation:
krI stl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid substance that has a repeating pattern of flat surfaces.
The beautiful stone they found had shining crystals in it.
 
definition 2: glass of very high quality.
That beautiful vase is made of crystal.
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derivation: crystallike (adj.)
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Crystal comes from a Greek word that means "clear ice."
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  rock, stone