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ber·yl

 (bĕr′əl)
n.
A transparent to translucent glassy mineral, essentially aluminum beryllium silicate, Be3Al2Si6O18, occurring in hexagonal prisms and constituting the chief source of beryllium. Transparent varieties in white, green, blue, yellow, or pink are valued as gems.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos, from bērullion, from Prakrit veruliya, from Pali veḷuriya; perhaps akin to Tamil veḷiru or viḷar, to whiten, become pale.]

ber′yl·line (-ə-lĭn, -līn′) adj.

beryl

(ˈbɛrɪl)
n
(Minerals) a white, blue, yellow, green, or pink mineral, found in coarse granites and igneous rocks. It is a source of beryllium and is sometimes used as a gemstone; the green variety is emerald, the blue is aquamarine. Composition: beryllium aluminium silicate. Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18. Crystal structure: hexagonal
[C13: from Old French, from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos, of Indic origin]
ˈberyline adj

ber•yl

(ˈbɛr əl)

n.
a mineral, beryllium aluminum silicate, Be3Al2Si6O18, varieties of which are the gems emerald and aquamarine: the principal ore of beryllium.
[1275–1325; Middle English beril (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin bērillus, Latin bēryllus < Greek bḗryllos]
ber•yl•ine (ˈbɛr ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn) adj.

ber·yl

(bĕr′əl)
A usually green or bluish-green mineral that is a silicate of beryllium and aluminum. Beryl occurs as transparent to translucent prisms in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Transparent varieties, such as emeralds, are valued as gems. Beryl is the main source of the element beryllium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beryl - the chief source of berylliumberyl - the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
atomic number 4, Be, beryllium, glucinium - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
aquamarine - a transparent variety of beryl that is blue green in color
emerald - a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
morganite - a kind of pink beryl used as a gemstone
Translations
Берил
beryl
berilo
berüll
berylli
beril
berill
緑柱石
beryllus
beril
beryl
beryll
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beryl

[ˈberɪl] Nberilo m

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nBeryll m

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[ˈbɛrɪl] nberillo
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