water sapphire

noun

: a deep blue cordierite sometimes used as a gem

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water sapphire was circa 1741

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“Water sapphire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20sapphire. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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