asteria

noun
as·​te·​ria | \ a-ˈstir-ē-ə How to pronounce asteria (audio) \

Definition of asteria

: a gemstone cut to show asterism

First Known Use of asteria

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asteria

Latin, a precious stone, from Greek, feminine of asterios starry, from aster-, astēr

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“Asteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asteria. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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