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Meaning of alexandrite

al•ex•an•drite

Pronunciation: (al"ig-zan'drīt, -zän'-), [key]
— n. Mineral.
  1. a variety of chrysoberyl, green by daylight and red-violet by artificial light, used as a gem.
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