chryso·​ber·​yl ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl How to pronounce chrysoberyl (audio)
obsolete : a yellowish beryl
: a hard usually yellow or green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminum oxide and sometimes used as a gem

Word History


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

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chrysoberyl was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Chrysoberyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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