Definition of sapphire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsæfaɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæfaɪər//
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a clear, bright blue precious stone
  2. 2 [uncountable] a bright blue colour
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French safir, via Latin from Greek sappheiros, probably denoting lapis lazuli.

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