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water sapphire

noun
1.
a transparent variety of cordierite, found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and elsewhere, sometimes used as a gem.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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water sapphire

noun
1.
a deep blue variety of the mineral cordierite that occurs in Sri Lanka: used as a gemstone
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