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[lap-is, ley-pis] /ˈlæp ɪs, ˈleɪ pɪs/
noun, plural lapides
[lap-i-deez] /ˈlæp ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
(italics) Latin. stone (used in Latin names for minerals, gems, etc.) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • He also noted the rich veins of silver and lapis lazuli.
  • These are beautifully decorated, with white marble lattice and marble mosaics studded with green jade, lapis lazuli and agate.
  • Summer brings horizons of lapis lazuli at sunrise, burnt umber at sunset.

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