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Noun: sapphire  'sa,fI(-u)r
  1. A precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
  2. A transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  3. A light shade of blue
    - azure, cerulean, lazuline, sky-blue
Adjective: sapphire  'sa,fI(-u)r
  1. Of something having the colour of a blue sapphire
    "sapphire eyes"

Derived forms: sapphires

See also: chromatic

Type of: blue, blueness, corundom, corundum, gem, jewel, precious stone, transparent gem

Encyclopedia: Sapphire, Queensland