sapphirine

adjective
sap·​phi·​rine | \ ˈsa-fə-ˌrīn How to pronounce sapphirine (audio) , ˈsa-ˌfīr-ˌēn, sa-ˈfī-rən \

Definition of sapphirine

1 : made of sapphire
2 : resembling sapphire especially in color

First Known Use of sapphirine

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sapphirine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapphirine. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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