from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sapphire with a polished convex surface exhibiting asterism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a kind of sapphire which exhibits asterism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as asteriated sapphire (see sapphire) and asteria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure
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