Definition of Lapis lazuli

1. Noun. An azure blue semiprecious stone.

Exact synonyms: Lazuli
Generic synonyms: Opaque Gem



Definition of Lapis lazuli

1. Noun. (minerology) A deep blue stone, used in making jewelry. ¹

2. Noun. A deep, bright blue, like that of the stone. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a deep, bright blue, like that of the stone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lapis lazuli

1. An albuminous mineral of a rich blue colour. Same as Lazuli, which see. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lapis Lazuli

lapidifications
lapidified
lapidifies
lapidify
lapidifying
lapidist
lapidists
lapieite
lapilli
lapillus
lapin
lapinised
lapinization
lapins
lapis
lapis lazuli (current term)
lapises
lapje
lapjes
laplacians
laplike
lapling
laplings
lapmark
lapmarks
laponite
laponites
lappa
lappaceous
lappas

Literary usage of Lapis lazuli

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Analyses of lapis lazuli show considerable variation in composition, and this led long ago to doubt as to its homogeneity. This doubt was confirmed by the ..."

2. The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo, Hugh Murray (1845)
"... by the Tartars —Journey to Balkh—To Badakshan—Mines of Ruby and Lapis Lazuli—Peshawer—Cashmere—Source of the Oxus in Lake Sir-i-kol—Plain of Pamir, ..."

3. Masterpieces of Murder: An Edmund Pearson True Crime Reader by Edmund Lester Pearson, Gerald Gross (1876)
"3.1 100.0 lapis lazuli occurs in calcareous rocks, associated and sometimes mi with mica, and iron pyrites. It cuts glass, and emits sparks when ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Before its gilded altar- screen are ten columns of malachite, thirty feet high, and pillars of lapis-lazuli, each of which cost thirty thousand dollars. ..."

5. The five great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world; or, The history by George Rawlinson (1871)
"Fragment of comb in lapis-lazuli I British Museum). natural consequence of the spirit of jealous reserve, common to the Oriental nations, which makes them ..."

6. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1831)
"The lapis lazuli, from which the colour is obtained by careful washings, is procured from Asia ... seems to be more nearly related to lapis lazuli. t Hist. ..."

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