aegyptilla

noun

ae·​gyp·​til·​la
ˌē-jəp-ˈti-lə
plural -s
: a gem produced from a 2-layered agate usually cut so that one color is encircled by the other

Word History

Etymology

Latin, a gem formerly found in Egypt, from Aegyptus Egypt + Latin -illa, diminutive suffix

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aegyptilla was in 1822

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“Aegyptilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aegyptilla. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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