ae·​gyp·​til·​la | \ ˌē-jəp-ˈti-lə \
plural -s

Definition of aegyptilla

: a gem produced from a 2-layered agate usually cut so that one color is encircled by the other

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First Known Use of aegyptilla

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aegyptilla

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

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“Aegyptilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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