Sapphire

Definition of Sapphire

Sap´phire
n.1.(Min.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
Of rubies, sapphires, and of pearlés white.
- Chaucer.
2.The color of the gem; bright blue.
3.(Zool.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
Star sapphire
(Min.) a kind of sapphire which exhibits asterism.
a.1.Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.

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