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sap•phir•ine



Pronunciation: (saf'ur-in, -u-rēn", -u-rīn"), [key]
adj.
consisting of sapphire; like sapphire, esp. in color.

n.
1. a pale-blue or greenish, usually granular mineral, a silicate of magnesium and aluminum.
2. a blue variety of spinel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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