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  1. the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A precious stone of varying colors, commonly green or greenish-blue; as, the aquamarine and the emerald are beryls. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Beryline. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A precious stone of a greenish color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A precious stone, commonly green in color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Gem nearly identical with the emerald, but less brilliant in colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A precious stone of a deep rich green colour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. the rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word tarshish , a precious stone; probably so called as being brought from Tarshish. It was one of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest ( Exodus 28:20 ; RSV marg., "chalcedony;" 39:13 ). The colour of the wheels in Ezekiel's vision was as the colour of a beryl stone ( 1:16 ; 10:9 ; RSV, "stone of Tarshish"). It is mentioned in Cant 5:14 ; Daniel 10:6 ; Revelation 21:20 . In Ezekiel 28:13 the LXX. render the word by "chrysolite," which the Jewish historian Josephus regards as its proper translation. This also is the rendering given in the Authorized Version in the margin. That was a gold-coloured gem, the topaz of ancient authors. biblestudytools.com
  10. (tarshish ) occurs in ( Exodus 28:20 ) It is generally supposed that the tarshish derives its name from the place so called, in Spain. Beryl is a mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. By tarshish the modern yellow topaz is probably intended, while in ( Revelation 21:20 ) a different stone is perhaps referred to, probably the mineral now called beryl, which is identical with the emerald except in color, being a light green or bluish-green. biblestudytools.com
  11. A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium. dictgcide_fs
  12. b[.e]r'il, n. a precious stone resembling the emerald, but colourless, yellowish, greenish yellow or blue--its finer varieties are called precious beryl, and sometimes aquamarine. It has important uses as a magic crystal in which the future becomes visible.--adj. beryl-like in colour. [O. Fr. beryl--L. beryllus--Gr. b[=e]ryllos.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Precious stone, pale-green passing into light blue, yellow, & white; mineral species including also the emerald. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. [Gr.] (Geol.) A mineral, hexagonal, of various shades of green and blue, found in Primary rocks of O. and N. World; consists of silica, alumina, and glucina. Amongst its varieties are emerald and precious B., or Aquamarine. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [Greek] A green of bluish-green mineral of great hardness. Cabinet Dictionary

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