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sap·phi·rine(săf′ə-rīn′, -rēn′, sə-fīr′ĭn)
Of or resembling sapphire.
A rare light blue or green aluminum-magnesium silicate mineral.
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1. (Minerals) a rare blue or bluish-green mineral that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form and occurs as small grains in some metamorphic rocks
2. (Minerals) a blue variety of spinel
(Minerals) relating to or resembling sapphire
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sap•phir•ine(ˈsæf ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn)
1. consisting of sapphire.
2. deep blue.
[1375–1425; late Middle English saphyryn (< Old French) « Greek sappheírinos like lapis lazuli (see sapphire, -ine1)]
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|Noun||1.||sapphirine - a rare light blue or green mineral; consists of aluminum and magnesium silicate and occurs as small grains in some metamorphic rocks|
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
|Adj.||1.||sapphirine - made of or resembling sapphire|
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