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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stone: used only as a Latin word. See phrases below.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A large boat of small draught used for carrying merchandise.

Etymologies

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

Short for lapis lazuli.

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