Definition of chrysoberyl in English:


Line breaks: chryso|beryl
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɪsə(ʊ)ˈbɛrɪl


[mass noun]
A greenish or yellowish-green oxide of beryllium and aluminium which occurs as tabular crystals, sometimes of gem quality.
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  • Beryllium, another valuable metal associated with the deposits, occurs in a wide variety of minerals, including beryl, chrysoberyl, helvite, phenakite, bavenite, and others.
  • A fine greenish-yellow chrysoberyl is currently being found in the gem gravels of the Songea / Tunduru region.
  • Alexandrite, an amazing variety of chrysoberyl, changes color in different types of light.


mid 17th century: from Latin chrysoberyllus, from Greek khrusos 'gold' + bērullos 'beryl'.

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