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star sapphire

noun
1.
a sapphire, cut cabochon, exhibiting asterism in the form of a colorless six-rayed star.
Origin of star sapphire
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Is it not true that bad fortune has pursued every owner of the star sapphire?

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • It is also known as "the star sapphire" and "the asteriated sapphire."

  • As soon as he learned about the star sapphire, he attached himself to us like a leech.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • Also, as the star sapphire with its sparkle of diamonds had flashed into sight, she had seemed to read his mind.

    The Second Latchkey Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for star sapphire

star sapphire

noun
1.
a sapphire showing a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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