lapidarian


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lap·i·dar·i·an

 (lăp′ĭ-dâr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the working of stone or gems; lapidary.

[From Latin lapidārius, stonecutter; see lapidary.]
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Adj.1.lapidarian - inscribed on stone; "a lapidarian record"
carved, carven - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"
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