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Definition of "lapis" []

  • Lapis lazuli. (noun)
  • A medium to dark blue. (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" in a sentence
  • "With Karen's piece, which started off life as a kind of rose colour, I stamped it with cold batik wax resist and overdyed it in lapis - it's a little darker than I intended - not that I think it doesn't look nice - indeed, I'm very happy with it - but as two more people have to work on it after me, I was hoping it would be a little lighter."
  • "Near a temple of Mars, outside the walls of Rome, there was kept a certain stone known as the lapis manalis."
  • "The lapis was his mark and she wore it as a reminder to herself that she belonged to him."