lazuli

[laz-uh-lee, -lahy, lazh-uh-]
noun

Origin:
1780–90

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lapis lazuli (ˈlæpɪs)
 
n
1.  a brilliant blue variety of the mineral lazurite, used as a gemstone
2.  the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli
 
[C14: from Latin lapis stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, from lazulum, from Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward, of obscure origin]
 
lazuli
 
n
1.  a brilliant blue variety of the mineral lazurite, used as a gemstone
2.  the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli
 
[C14: from Latin lapis stone + Medieval Latin lazulī, from lazulum, from Arabic lāzaward, from Persian lāzhuward, of obscure origin]

lazuli (ˈlæzjʊˌlaɪ)
 
n
short for lapis lazuli

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Lapis lazuli, though best known for the country, was of less significance.
The best known gemstone found in the country is lapis lazuli.
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