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Meaning of lapidary

lap•i•dar•y

Pronunciation: (lap'i-der"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -dar•ies,
—n.
  1. a worker who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
  2. an expert in precious stones and the art or techniques used in cutting and engraving them.
  3. the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving precious stones.
  4. an old book on the lore of gems.
—adj.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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