alexandrite

alexandrite
noun Etymology: German Alexandrit, from Alexander I Russian emperor Date: circa 1880 a grass-green chrysoberyl that shows a red color by transmitted or artificial light

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  • alexandrite — ● alexandrite nom féminin (de Alexandre Ier, tsar de Russie) Variété de chrysobéryl, vert foncé à la lumière naturelle, rougeâtre à la lumière artificielle. ⇒ALEXANDRITE, subst. fém. MINÉR. Variété de cymophane de couleur vert foncé ou rouge… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alexandrite — [al΄ig zan′drīt΄] n. [after ALEXANDER II] a variety of chrysoberyl that appears dark green in daylight and deep red under artificial light: it is used in jewelry …   English World dictionary

  • alexandrite — aleksandritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Chrizoberilo atmaina, mineralas. formulė Al₂BeO₄ atitikmenys: angl. alexandrite rus. александрит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • alexandrite — /al ig zan druyt, zahn /, n. Mineral. a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red violet by artificial light, used as a gem. [1830 40; named after ALEXANDER I of Russia; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • alexandrite — noun /ˌæl.ɪg. zæn.dɹaɪt/ A form of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change dependent upon the light source, along with strong pleochroism …   Wiktionary

  • alexandrite — n. type of stone used in jewelry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alexandrite — [ˌalɪg zα:ndrʌɪt] noun a gem variety of chrysoberyl which appears green in daylight and red in artificial light. Origin C19: from the name of Tsar Alexander II of Russia + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • alexandrite — al·ex·an·drite …   English syllables

  • alexandrite — al•ex•an•drite [[t]ˌæl ɪgˈzæn draɪt, ˈzɑn [/t]] n. mir a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red violet by artificial light, used as a gem • Etymology: 1830–40; after Alexander I of Russia; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

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