lig·​ure ˈli-ˌgyu̇r How to pronounce ligure (audio)
: a traditional precious stone that is probably the jacinth

Word History


Middle English lygire, from Late Latin ligurius, from Greek ligyrion

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ligure was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near ligure

Cite this Entry

“Ligure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!