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al·ex·an·drite

 (ăl′ĭg-zăn′drīt′)
n.
A greenish chrysoberyl that appears red in artificial light, used as a gemstone.

[German Alexandrit, after Alexander I.]

alexandrite

(ˌælɪɡˈzændraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
[C19: named after Alexander I (1777–1825), tsar of Russia (1801–25); see -ite1]

al•ex•an•drite

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn draɪt, -ˈzɑn-)

n.
a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red-violet by artificial light, used as a gem.
[1830–40; after Alexander I of Russia; see -ite1]
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Noun1.alexandrite - a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstonealexandrite - a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
chrysoberyl - a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone
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