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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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  • Perhaps your hands would look wrong with a ring, unless I could find a star-sapphire set in silver.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
  • Was I making game of you when you discovered me looking out of your star-sapphire yesterday?

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • The typical asteria is the star-sapphire, generally a bluish-grey corundum, milky or opalescent, with a star of six rays.

  • Like the inside of a pearl; like the inside of a star-sapphire; like a rainbow at twilight.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards
  • At other times the star-sapphire which Burton carried on his person proved a valuable auxiliary—and convinced where words failed.

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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