chrysoberyl

noun
chryso·​ber·​yl | \ ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl How to pronounce chrysoberyl (audio) \

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

First Known Use of chrysoberyl

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chrysoberyl

borrowed from Latin chrȳsobērullus, from Greek chrȳso- chryso- + bḗryllos beryl

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The first known use of chrysoberyl was in 1661

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“Chrysoberyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysoberyl. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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