Definition of beryl in English:

beryl

Syllabification: ber·yl
Pronunciation: /ˈberəl
 
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noun

  • A transparent pale green, blue, or yellow mineral consisting of a silicate of beryllium and aluminum, sometimes used as a gemstone.
    More example sentences
    • Emerald, a green transparent variety of beryl, was one of the most highly prized gemstones in antiquity.
    • Lepidolite, beryl, tantalite, quartz crystals, and altered and unaltered petalite are some of the minerals that can be found in this district.
    • Egypt was probably the only source of emerald and other green beryl for the ancient civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean region.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French beril, via Latin from Greek bērullos.

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