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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-uh-ber-uh l]
    • /ˈkrɪs əˌbɛr əl/
    • /krˈɪsəʊbrˌɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-uh-ber-uh l]
    • /ˈkrɪs əˌbɛr əl/

Definitions of chrysoberyl word

  • noun chrysoberyl a rare very hard greenish-yellow mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in orthorhombic crystalline form and occurring in coarse granite: used as a gemstone in the form of cat's eye and alexandrite. Formula: BeAl2O4 3
  • noun chrysoberyl a very hard, yellowish or greenish mineral, BeAl2O4, used as a gem; beryllium aluminum oxide 3
  • noun chrysoberyl a mineral, beryllium aluminate, BeAl 2 O 4 , occurring in green or yellow crystals, sometimes used as a gem. 1
  • noun chrysoberyl A greenish or yellowish-green mineral consisting of an oxide of beryllium and aluminum. It occurs as tabular crystals, sometimes of gem quality. 1
  • noun chrysoberyl (mineralogy) A vitreous mineral, often pale green, a mixed oxide of aluminium and beryllium with the chemical formula BeAl2O4, used as a gemstone. 0

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Origin of chrysoberyl

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin chrȳsoberyllus < Greek chrȳsobḗryllos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + bḗryllos beryl

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chrysoberyl popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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