- [Min] A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.
- [Her] A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.
Etymology: F. ametiste amatiste, F. améthyste, L. amethystus, fr. Gr. � without drunkenness; as a noun, a remedy for drunkenness, the amethyst, supposed to have this power; 'a priv. + � to be drunken, � strong drink, wine. See Mead