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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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* I am greatly honored to be present at the International Conference of Ministers of Transport and Cooperation (LapisLazuli) and to participate in such a high-level event.
You created the mountain, silver, and the real lapislazuli at you will.
Esta funcion se aprecia claramente en "Palabras sobre la necesidad del arte", donde leemos: "El arte nos suena tal como somos, / nos libra de oscuras representaciones / dandonos un rostro / y llenando nuestros punos de semillas" (Lapislazuli 47).
In the exhibition from all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chitral, Gilgit Baltistan, Quetta and other areas of the country the Gems and Jewelry business community arranged some stall in which precious stones like Ruby, Tourmaline, Peridot, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Kunzite, Tanzanite, Manganite, Pearl, Turquoise, Lapislazuli, Citrine, Opal, Coral, Agate, Amber, Malachite, Almandine Garnet, Moon Stone, Sun Stone, Blood Stone, Amethyst, Aventurine.