chrysoberyl

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noun chryso·ber·yl \ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl\

Definition of chrysoberyl

  1. 1 obsolete :  a yellowish beryl

  2. 2 :  a hard usually yellow or green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminum oxide and sometimes used as a gem

Origin and Etymology of chrysoberyl

Latin chrysoberyllus, from Greek chrysobēryllos, from chrys- + bēryllos beryl


First Known Use: 1661


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