[mahr-guh-rahyt] /ˈmɑr gəˌraɪt/
Obsolete. a pearl.
a pink pearly micaceous mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate. Formula: CaAl4Si2O10(OH)2
an aggregate of minute beadlike masses occurring in some glassy igneous rocks
“a pearl,” late Old English, from Late Latin margarita (see Margaret). Figuratively, “that which is precious or excellent, a priceless quality or attribute;” also used as an epithet for Christ, Mary, etc., late 13c. Also margerie (mid-14c.).
noun 1. the branch of geology dealing with the rocks, sediments, and processes of the floors and margins of the oceans.
noun 1. a tarlike composition for coating the seams of a planked deck after caulking.
noun 1. . 2. . noun 1. insurance covering damage to or loss of ship, passengers, or cargo caused by the sea
noun 1. a vine, Cissus incisa, of the grape family, native to the southern U.S., having three leaflets or three-lobed leaves and black fruit, grown as a houseplant.