Definition of chrysoberyl
1 obsolete : a yellowish beryl
2 : a hard usually yellow or green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminum oxide and sometimes used as a gem
Origin of chrysoberyl
Latin chrysoberyllus, from Greek chrysobēryllos, from chrys- + bēryllos beryl
First Known Use: 1661
Rhymes with chrysoberyl
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