star sapphire


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star sapphire

n.
A sapphire with a polished convex surface exhibiting asterism.

star sapphire

n
(Jewellery) a sapphire showing a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure

star′ sap′phire


n.
a sapphire, cut cabochon, exhibiting asterism in the form of a colorless six-rayed star.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.star sapphire - a sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure
sapphire - a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
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