lapis lazuli definition

  • noun:
    • An opaque to translucent blue, violet-blue, or greenish-blue semiprecious gemstone composed mainly of lazurite and calcite.
    • A deep blue rock, utilized in making precious jewelry.
    • a-deep, bright blue, like that of this stone.
    • An albuminous mineral of an abundant blue color; also referred to as lapis. Same as lazuli, which see.
    • an azure blue semiprecious stone
  • adjective:
    • Of a-deep, bright blue, like this of the stone.

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