star sapphire

star sapphire
noun Date: 1798 a sapphire that when cut with a convex surface and polished exhibits asterism

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  • Star sapphire — may mean several things.* Star sapphire (jewel) is a gemstone that exhibits a star like phenomenon known as asterism (gemmology).* Star Sapphire (comics) is the name of several DC Comics supervillains …   Wikipedia

  • Star sapphire — Sapphire Sap phire (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. saphir, F. saphir, L. sapphirus, Gr. ?, of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sapp[=i]r.] 1. (Min.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, {Al2O3}; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star sapphire — n. a type of sapphire that reflects light in a star shaped pattern when cut as a cabochon …   English World dictionary

  • Star Sapphire — Záfiro Estelar (Star Sapphire) Primera aparición Edad de Oro: All Flash Comics #32 (Diciembre de 1947). Edad de Plata, Edad de Bronce y Moderna: Carol Ferris en Showcase. 1, número 22 (octubre de 1959), Dela Pharon en Green Lantern vol. 2, n°. #… …   Wikipedia Español

  • star sapphire — star′ sap′phire n. jew a sapphire, cut cabochon, exhibiting asterism in the form of a colorless six rayed star • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • star sapphire — a sapphire, cut cabochon, exhibiting asterism in the form of a colorless six rayed star. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • star sapphire — /sta ˈsæfaɪə/ (say stah safuyuh) noun a sapphire which exhibits by reflected light a star composed of three bright rays, resulting from the crystalline structure of the gem …   Australian English dictionary

  • star sapphire — noun a sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure • Hypernyms: ↑sapphire …   Useful english dictionary

  • star sapphire — noun a cabochon sapphire that reflects a starlike image due to its regular internal structure …   English new terms dictionary

  • Star Sapphire (comics) — Star Sapphire …   Wikipedia

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