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[laz-uh-lee, -lahy, lazh-uh-] /ˈlæz ə li, -ˌlaɪ, ˈlæʒ ə-/
Origin of lazuli
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The colours again repeat the favourite combination expressive of splendour—gold and lazuli.

  • Bell and Harris hunted a good while, but procured only a lazuli Finch and a few other birds.

  • VI., who was called "gold and lazuli," Nub-khesdeb; recalling the comparison here of personal beauty to these precious materials.

  • In the foregoing remarks the lazuli finches have been represented as excessively shy.

    Birds of the Rockies Leander Sylvester Keyser
  • From various hidden places in the dense foliage come the notes of the song sparrow and the lazuli bunting.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • The lazuli finch does not venture very high into the mountains, seldom reaching an altitude of more than seven thousand feet.

    Birds of the Rockies Leander Sylvester Keyser
  • I became so impressed by the wren-tit side of the case that I quite forgot the lazuli note and markings.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • I had hardly time to congratulate myself on this new piece of testimony, when back came the lazuli with her bill full!

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • Then it was delightful to see a lazuli bunting on her nest down another aisle.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • The wren-tit had stayed behind at the well; but while the lazuli was gone, who should come flying in but the foster mother!

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
British Dictionary definitions for lazuli


short for lapis lazuli
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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