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[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.).


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