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A greenish chrysoberyl that appears red in artificial light, used as a gemstone.
[German Alexandrit, after Alexander I.]
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(Minerals) a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone
[C19: named after Alexander I (1777–1825), tsar of Russia (1801–25); see -ite1]
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al•ex•an•drite(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn draɪt, -ˈzɑn-)
a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red-violet by artificial light, used as a gem.
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|Noun||1.||alexandrite - 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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