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lazuli

[laz-uh-lee, -lahy, lazh-uh-] /ˈlæz ə li, -ˌlaɪ, ˈlæʒ ə-/
noun
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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Examples from the web for lazuli
  • Lapis lazuli, though best known for the country, was of less significance.
  • The best known gemstone found in the country is lapis lazuli.
British Dictionary definitions for lazuli

lapis lazuli

/ˈlæpɪs/
noun
1.
a brilliant blue variety of the mineral lazurite, used as a gemstone
2.
the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli
Also lapis
Word Origin
C14: from Latin lapis stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, from lazulum, from Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward, of obscure origin

lazuli

/ˈlæzjʊˌlaɪ/
noun
1.
short for lapis lazuli
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