American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gray, green to yellow, or brown vitreous mineral, BeAl2O4, relatively rare and used as a gemstone.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mineral of a yellowish-green to emerald-green color, sometimes red by transmitted light, an aluminate of glucinum. It is found in rolled pebbles in Brazil and Ceylon; in fine crystals (variety alexandrite) in the Ural; and in granite at Haddam, Connecticut, and elsewhere in the United States. It is next to the sapphire in hardness, and some varieties are employed in jewelry, the kind called
cat's-eye, which presents an opalescent play of light, being especially admired. The variety alexandrite, having an emerald-green color by reflected and a columbine-red by transmitted light, is also prized as a gem. Also called cymophane.
- n. mineralogy A vitreous mineral, often pale green, a mixed oxide of aluminium and beryllium with the chemical formula BeAl2O4, used as a gemstone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) 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.
- n. a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone
- Latin chrȳsobēryllus, from Greek khrūsobērullos : khrūso-, chryso- + bērullos, beryl; see beryl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When chrysoberyl is of fibrous or tubular internal structure it affords cat's-eyes (when cabochon cut), and these should be specifically named as "_chrysoberyl cat's-eye_" to distinguish them from the less beautiful and less valuable quartz cat's-eyes.”
“Passing on to the next mineral in the scale of hardness we come to chrysoberyl, which is rated as 8-1/2 on Mohs's scale.”
“It is like gold, or more exactly it is like the gold-coloured semi-precious stone which one sometimes sees in signet rings, and which I think is called a chrysoberyl.”
“Your lucky gems are turquoise, cats eye chrysoberyl, tigers eye.”
“Acorna shoved the chrysoberyl into the pocket of her shipsuit.”
“Michael Phelps may have a perfect swimmer's body, but can he scratch chrysoberyl?”
“Now, Haffy, my potentate of passion," his lovely wife Karina said, laying a scrumptiously plump beringed hand upon his chest while regarding him from her large and lovely eyes made deepest purple by art and by proximity to the priceless catseye chrysoberyl jewels she bore in abundance upon her shell-like ears, her delicate wrists, and her delicious decolletage.”
“The light touched the decanter and the drink within glowed like a chrysoberyl.”
“It was sitting in a bittie wee box on the desk, " Ian said, coming to look proprietorially at the chrysoberyl.”
“Calum Baird-one of three miners who discovered Acorna and raised her. chrysoberyl-a precious cat's-eye gemstone available in large supply and great size on the planet of Makahomia, but also, very rarely and in smaller sizes, throughout the known universe.”
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