Definition of Beryl

1. Noun. The chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems.

Terms within: Atomic Number 4, Be, Beryllium, Glucinium
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Aquamarine, Emerald, Morganite



Definition of Beryl

1. n. A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.

Definition of Beryl

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) derived from the gem beryl. ¹

2. Noun. (minerology) A mineral of pegmatite deposits, often used as a gemstone. ¹

3. Noun. An example of the mineral beryl. ¹

4. Noun. a dull blue colour. ¹

5. Adjective. Of a dull blue colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beryl

1. a green mineral [n -S] : BERYLINE [adj]

Medical Definition of Beryl

1. A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green colour, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum (beryllium). The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep colour, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium. Origin: F. Beryl, OF. Beril, L. Beryllus, Gr, prob. Fr. Skr. Vaidrya. Cf. Brilliant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beryl

berthierite
berthierites
berthing
berthings
berthollide
berthollides
berths
berthside
bertiellosis
bertilimumab
bertillonage
bertossaite
bertram
bertrandite
berycoid
beryl
beryline
berylium
beryllate
beryllia
beryllias
beryllide
beryllides
berylliferous
berylline
beryllioses
berylliosis
beryllite
beryllium
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Literary usage of Beryl

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1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Emerald Beryl.—-Very few genuine emeralds have been found in the United States; and a number of reported specimens, assumed to be such, have proved upon ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"The decomposition of beryl appears, therefore, to consist essentially in ... The masses of beryl from the pegmatite are traversed by fissures partly filled ..."

3. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Sir Henry A Miers, Henry A[lexander] Miers (1902)
"Beryl in its pale green varieties, known as aquamarine, and the dark green varieties, known as emerald, is familiar as a precious stone; fine specimens of ..."

4. Elements of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Blowpipe Analysis: From a by Alfred Joseph Moses, Charles Lathrop Parsons (1916)
"Beryl, topaz and tourmaline in granites and especially in pegmatites. ... Beryl and tourmaline occur in mica schists, and gneiss and tourmaline in clay ..."

5. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1799)
"SS« of the Aqua marine or Beryl, IX. ... One hundred parts of beryl reduced to fine powder were ..."

6. The Electric Furnace by Henri Moissan (1904)
"(1) Treatment of Beryl.J—The treatment depends on the fact that when beryl is ... Fifty kilos of beryl and fifty kilos of coarsely powdered calcium carbide ..."

7. Manual of Mineralogy and Petrography: Containing the Elements of the Science by James Dwight Dana (1897)
"Beryl includes the paler varieties, which are colored by iron. Aquamarine includes clear beryls of a sea-green, pale-blui.-h or bluish- green tint. ..."

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