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sapphire

noun sap·phire \ˈsa-ˌfīr\

: a clear, usually deep blue jewel

: a deep blue color

Full Definition of SAPPHIRE

1
a :  a gem variety of corundum in transparent or translucent crystals of a color other than red; especially :  one of a transparent rich blue
b :  a gem of such corundum
2
:  a deep purplish-blue color
sapphire adjective
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Origin of SAPPHIRE

Middle English safir, from Anglo-French, from Latin sapphirus, from Greek sappheiros, perhaps of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew sappīr sapphire
First Known Use: 13th century
SAPPHIRE Defined for Kids

sapphire

noun sap·phire \ˈsa-ˌfīr\

Definition of SAPPHIRE for Kids

:  a clear bright blue gemstone

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