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

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

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