water sapphire
noun Date: circa 1741 a deep blue cordierite sometimes used as a gem

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  • Water sapphire — Wa ter sap phire [Equiv. to F. saphir d eau.] (Min.) A deep blue variety of iolite, sometimes used as a gem; called also {saphir d eau}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water sapphire — n. [transl. of Fr saphir d eau] a deep blue, transparent variety of cordierite, sometimes used as a gem …   English World dictionary

  • water sapphire — a transparent variety of cordierite, found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and elsewhere, sometimes used as a gem. [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • water sapphire — wa′ter sap phire n. mir jew a transparent variety of cordierite sometimes used as a gem • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • water sapphire — /ˌwɔtə ˈsæfaɪə/ (say .wawtuh safuyuh) noun a transparent variety of cordierite, found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and elsewhere, sometimes used as a gem. {translation of French saphir d eau} …   Australian English dictionary

  • water sapphire — noun a deep blue cordierite often used as a gemstone • Hypernyms: ↑cordierite, ↑transparent gem …   Useful english dictionary

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