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Meaning of sapphire

sap•phire

Pronunciation: (saf'īr), [key]
— n.
  1. any gem variety of corundum other than the ruby, esp. one of the blue varieties.
  2. a gem of this kind.
  3. the color of this gem, a deep blue.
—adj.
  1. resembling sapphire; deep blue: a sapphire sky.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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