white sapphire

noun

Definition of white sapphire

: clear or colorless corundum

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First Known Use of white sapphire

1558, in the meaning defined above

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“White sapphire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sapphire. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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