beryl

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Beryl (1)

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From Old French beril, from Latin bērillus, bēryllus, from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bḗrullos, beryl), from Prakrit विरलायते, from Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya), from Dravidian, probably named after Velur (modern day Belur) in southern India.

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beryl (countable and uncountable, plural beryls)

  1. (uncountable, mineralogy) A mineral of pegmatite deposits, often used as a gemstone.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
  2. (countable) An example (a stone) of the mineral beryl.
    The crown was set with six beryls of excellent size and color.
  3. (uncountable) A dull blueish green colour.
    beryl colour:    

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beryl (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull blueish green colour.

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beryl c (singular definite beryllen, plural indefinite beryller)

  1. beryl (the mineral and examples of the mineral)

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beryl

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Chemical element
Be Previous: lit (Li)
Next: bor (B)

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beryl m

  1. beryllium (chemical element)

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  • beryl” in Polish dictionaries at PWN