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lapis laz·u·li

 (lăz′ə-lē, -yə-, lăzh′ə-)
n.
An opaque to translucent blue, violet-blue, or greenish-blue semiprecious gemstone composed mainly of lazurite and calcite.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lapis lazulī : Latin lapis, stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, genitive of lazulum, lapis lazuli (from Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lājward).]
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lapis lazuli

(ˈlæpɪs) or

lazuli

n
1. (Minerals) a brilliant blue variety of the mineral lazurite, used as a gemstone
2. (Colours) the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli
Also: lapis
[C14: from Latin lapis stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, from lazulum, from Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward, of obscure origin]
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lap•is laz•u•li

(ˈlæp ɪs ˈlæz ʊ li, -ˌlaɪ, ˈlæz yʊ-, ˈlæʒ ʊ-)
n.
1. a deep blue semiprecious gemstone composed mainly of lazurite with smaller quantities of other minerals.
2. a sky-blue color; azure. Also called lapis.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, = Latin lapis stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, genitive of lazulum laipis lazuli]
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lapis lazuli

  • azure stone - Another name for the lapis lazuli.
  • lapis lazuli - A sky-blue semiprecious stone, it is pronounced lap-us-LAY-zuh-lee.
  • sapphire - From Greek sappheiros, "lapis lazuli" or "blue stone."
  • ultramarine - First a blue pigment made from lapis lazuli, imported from Asia by sea, so, in Latin, it was ultramarinus, "beyond the seas."
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lapis lazuli - an azure blue semiprecious stonelapis lazuli - an azure blue semiprecious stone  
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
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lapis lazuli

[ˈlæpɪsˈlæzjʊlaɪ] Nlapislázuli m
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lapis lazuli

[ˌlæpɪsˈlæzjʊlaɪ] nlapis-lazuli m
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lapis lazuli

nLapislazuli m
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lapis lazuli

[ˈlæpɪs ˈlæzjʊlaɪ] nlapislazzuli m inv
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References in classic literature ?
Loulou, hidden beneath roses, showed nothing but his blue head which looked like a piece of lapis-lazuli.
He approached them on tiptoe, and heard the archdeacon say in a low tone to Charmolue: "'Twas Guillaume de Paris who caused a Job to be carved upon this stone of the hue of lapis-lazuli, gilded on the edges.
The first transit cargo arrived to the Baku International Sea Trade Port via the Lapis Lazuli international route on December 25.The Lapis-Lazuli route will allow the participating countries to diversify their access to regional and continental markets.