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Meaning of sapphirine

sap•phir•ine

Pronunciation: (saf'ur-in, -u-rēn", -u-rīn"), [key]
— adj.
  1. consisting of sapphire; like sapphire, esp. in color.
—n.
  1. a pale-blue or greenish, usually granular mineral, a silicate of magnesium and aluminum.
  2. a blue variety of spinel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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