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Definition of "sapphirine" [sap•phir•ine]

  • Of or resembling sapphire. (adjective)
  • A rare light blue or green aluminum-magnesium silicate mineral. (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 "sapphirine" in a sentence
  • "Straight of spine and sapphirine of eye, Barr appeared poised, intelligent, and master of a certain smile."
  • "He flashes out emeralds and rubies, amethystine flames and sapphirine colours, in"
  • "His sapphirine-blue eyes, the cleft, or dimple, in his strong chin, his thick sable hair, and muscular but symmetrical frame are additional attractions to me and, I regret to say, to innumerable other females."