water sapphire

wa·ter sap·phire
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er saf-ahyuh r]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsæf aɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er saf-ahyuh r]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsæf aɪər/

Definitions of water sapphire words

  • noun water sapphire a transparent variety of cordierite, found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and elsewhere, sometimes used as a gem. 1
  • noun water sapphire a deep blue variety of the mineral cordierite that occurs in Sri Lanka: used as a gemstone 0
  • noun water sapphire a deep-blue, transparent variety of cordierite, sometimes used as a gem 0

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Origin of water sapphire

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1690-1700

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water sapphire popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water sapphire usage trend in Literature

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