chrysoberyl

noun chryso·ber·yl \ ˈkri-sə-ˌber-əl \

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

Origin and Etymology of chrysoberyl

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


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