Definition of chrysoberyl in English:


Syllabification: chrys·o·ber·yl
Pronunciation: /ˈkrisəˌberəl


  • A greenish or yellowish-green mineral consisting of an oxide of beryllium and aluminum. It 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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