moonstone moonstone  /ˈmun ˌstoʊn/


  • (n) a transparent or translucent gemstone with a pearly luster; some specimens are orthoclase feldspar and others are plagioclase feldspar


  1. The materials are the best that mon ey can buy: coral, jade, moonstone.
  2. There are jacquard knits, woolens in every shade from bubble-gum pink to moonstone gray and Lurex numbers aglitter with specks of gold and silver.
  3. In a recent robbery of the home of an American writer in Paris, everything was stolenwith the exception of one New Jewelry silver bracelet with a moonstone cap.



  1. "Since taking the reins of 'The Phantom,' I've also worked on 'Sonic X' for Archie Comics, written a Zorro prose story for Moonstone Books as well as a Phantom prose story, and most recently I've begun the ground work to launch new comics featuring...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Mike Bullock Source: (registration)

  2. Collins writes, "A stalled negotiation might have elicited from her jewelry box a tortoise in lapis lazuli; a friendly summit, the dandelion with a moonstone for its puff; a contentious encounter, a turquoise wasp or a copper-pincered crab."
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Lauren Collins Source: New Yorker

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