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Definitions of beryl

  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, commonly green in color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Beryline. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for beryl

  1. " Yes, that's it, Beryl – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  2. They were accompanied by the appearances of fiery orbs like beryl stones, revolving in all directions with ceaseless energy. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell