Definition of Chrysoberyl

1. Noun. A rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone.

Terms within: Atomic Number 4, Be, Beryllium, Glucinium
Generic synonyms: Mineral, Opaque Gem
Specialized synonyms: Alexandrite



Definition of Chrysoberyl

1. n. A mineral, found in crystals, of a yellow to green or brown color, and consisting of aluminia and glucina. It is very hard, and is often used as a gem.

Definition of Chrysoberyl

1. Noun. (minerology) A vitreous mineral, often pale green, a mixed oxide of aluminium and beryllium with the chemical formula BeAl2O4, used as a gemstone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chrysoberyl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chrysoberyl

chrysanthemum-carboxylic acids
chrysanthemum dog
chrysanthemumlike
chrysanthemums
chrysanths
chrysarobin
chrysarobins
chrysazin
chrysazine
chryselephantine
chrysene
chrysenes
chrysiasis
chrysin
chryso-
chrysoberyl (current term)
chrysoberyls
chrysochlore
chrysochlores
chrysocolla
chrysocollas
chrysocyanosis
chrysoderma
chrysogen
chrysography
chrysoidin
chrysoine resorcinol
chrysolaminarin
chrysolite
chrysolites

Literary usage of Chrysoberyl

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1. A Hand-book of Precious Stones by Meyer Daniel Rothschild (1889)
"chrysoberyl. The name chrysoberyl is derived from two Greek words signifying golden-beryl. This name is well suited to the golden- yellow variety, ..."

2. Geology of the City of New York: With Numerous Illustrations and Maps by Louis Pope Gratacap (1909)
"chrysoberyl, a mixture of the oxides of aluminum and beryllium, ... Crystallographic outline of the twin chrysoberyl found by Dr. Levison. species had been ..."

3. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"The true chrysoberyl, as known to us to-day, is essentially a compound of alumina and ... There are three varieties of this stone—the chrysoberyl, ..."

4. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1823)
"It was a generally received opinion among mineralogists, that the chrysoberyl occurred only in Brazil and Ceylon, but nothing was known relative to its ..."

5. Precious Stones; a Book of Reference for Jewellers by Wallis Richard Cattelle (1903)
"XII chrysoberyl THE chemical constitution of the chrysoberyl was long in doubt. Its composition was differently described by analysts, ..."

6. Petrographic Methods: The Authorized English Translation of Part I by Ernst Weinschenk, Robert Watson Clark (1912)
"Extinction angle up to 16°. Index of refraction about 1.7. f— a about 0.012. Pleochroism light yellow to colorless. chrysoberyl (7) ..."

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