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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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