chrysoberyl


chryso·ber·yl

noun \ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl\

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

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