chrysoberyl

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chrys·o·ber·yl

 (krĭs′ə-bĕr′əl)
n.
A gray, green to yellow, or brown vitreous mineral, BeAl2O4, relatively rare and used as a gemstone.

[Latin chrȳsobēryllus, from Greek khrūsobērullos : khrūso-, chryso- + bērullos, beryl; see beryl.]

chrysoberyl

(ˈkrɪsəˌbɛrɪl)
n
(Minerals) a rare very hard greenish-yellow mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurring in coarse granite: used as a gemstone in the form of cat's eye and alexandrite. Formula: BeAl2O4

chrys•o•ber•yl

(ˈkrɪs əˌbɛr əl)

n.
a green or yellow crystalline mineral, beryllium aluminate, BeAl2O4, sometimes used as a gem.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin chrȳsoberyllus < Greek chrȳsobḗryllos; see chryso-, beryl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysoberyl - a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal formchrysoberyl - a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone
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
alexandrite - a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque