alexandrite


al·ex·an·drite

noun \-ˈzan-ˌdrīt\

Definition of ALEXANDRITE

:  a grass-green chrysoberyl that shows a red color by transmitted or artificial light

Origin of ALEXANDRITE

German Alexandrit, from Alexander I Russian emperor
First Known Use: circa 1880

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