Azure stone
Azure Az"ure (?; 277), a. [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. l[=a]jaward, or l[=a]juward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, l[=a]jaward[=i], l[=a]juward[=i], azure, cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the influence of the Ar. azr-aq azure, blue. Cf. G. lasur, lasurstein, azure color, azure stone, and NL. lapis lazuli.] Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless. [1913 Webster]

{Azure stone} (Min.), the lapis lazuli; also, the lazulite. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Azure — Az ure (?; 277), a. [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. l[=a]jaward, or l[=a]juward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, l[=a]jaward[=i], l[=a]juward[=i], azure, cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the influence of the Ar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • azure — early 14c., from O.Fr. azur, asur, a color name, from a false separation of Arabic (al) lazaward lapis lazuli, as though the l were the French article l . The Arabic name is from Pers. lajward, from Lajward, a place in Turkestan, mentioned by… …   Etymology dictionary

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