sapphirine

adjective

sap·​phi·​rine ˈsa-fə-ˌrīn How to pronounce sapphirine (audio)
ˈsa-ˌfīr-ˌēn,
sa-ˈfī-rən
1
: made of sapphire
2
: resembling sapphire especially in color

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sapphirine was in the 15th century

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“Sapphirine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapphirine. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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