sap•phir•inePronunciation: (saf'ur-in, -u-rēn", -u-rīn"), [key]
consisting of sapphire; like sapphire, esp. in color.
a pale-blue or greenish, usually granular mineral, a silicate of magnesium and aluminum.
a blue variety of spinel.
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