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Definition of "lapis lazuli" []

  • An opaque to translucent blue, violet-blue, or greenish-blue semiprecious gemstone composed mainly of lazurite and calcite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lapis lazuli" in a sentence
  • "They come from the very edge of the desert and they trade with Elwher, bringing that lapis lazuli and jade carving we all value so much."
  • "A carnelian bracelet cuff one time, a choker with lapis lazuli beads another."
  • "Down where the hallway turned, a tall young man with close-cropped blond hair and eyes the color of lapis lazuli stood gazing down at his brown-skinned, green-eyed beloved."