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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lapis lazuli.
  • noun A medium to dark blue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large boat of small draught used for carrying merchandise.
  • noun A stone: used only as a Latin word. See phrases below.
  • noun A kind of calico-printing with indigo in which the resists are so composed that they act as a mordant for other dyes, those parts of the cloth which by the resist are protected from the action of the indigo, and are thus left white, being dyed in turn by madder or quercitron-baik. The patterns so produced were thought to bear some resemblance to lapis lazuli; hence the name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A stone.
  • noun (Min.) Calamine.
  • noun Fused nitrate of silver; lunar caustic.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for lapis lazuli.]

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