oriental amethyst

noun

Definition of oriental amethyst

:a purple corundum used as a gem
  • Due to the Asiatic origin of the stones, the yellow variety is sometimes called 'Oriental topaz', the dark green ‘Oriental emerald’, and the purple ‘Oriental amethyst’.
  • —H. NewmanAn Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry1981

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First Known Use of oriental amethyst

1753


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