Meaning of lapis lazuli

lap•is laz•u•li

Pronunciation: (lap'is laz'oo-lē, -lī", laz'yoo-, lazh'oo-), [key]
  1. a deep-blue mineral composed mainly of lazurite with smaller quantities of other minerals, used mainly as a gem or as a pigment.
  2. a sky-blue color; azure. Also called
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