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Sapphire vs. Topaz

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Sapphirenoun

(countable) A clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.

Topaznoun

A silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine, usually tinted by impurities.

Sapphirenoun

A white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.

Topaznoun

An often clear, yellowish-brown gemstone cut from this.

Sapphirenoun

A deep blue colour.

Topaznoun

A yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.

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Sapphirenoun

(countable) A type of South American hummingbird (Chlorestes notata) also called blue-chinned sapphire.

‘The blue-chinned sapphire can be found many parts of South America, depending on season.’;

Topaznoun

A black Catholic soldier in the British Army.

Sapphirenoun

Any of the butterflies in the southern Asian lycaenid genus Heliophorus

Topazadjective

Of a yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.

Sapphireadjective

of a deep blue colour.

Topaznoun

A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.

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Sapphireadjective

pertaining to a 45th year

Topaznoun

Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the genus Topaza (Topaza pella or Topaza pyra), of South America and the West Indies.

Sapphirenoun

Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.

‘Of rubies, sapphires, and of pearlés white.’;

Topaznoun

a yellow quartz

Sapphirenoun

The color of the gem; bright blue.

Topaznoun

a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone

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Sapphirenoun

Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.

Topaznoun

a light brown

Sapphireadjective

Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.

Topaznoun

a precious stone, typically colourless, yellow, or pale blue, consisting of an aluminium silicate that contains fluorine.

Sapphirenoun

a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone

Topaznoun

a dark yellow colour

‘bright topaz eyes’;

Sapphirenoun

a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

Topaznoun

a large tropical American hummingbird with a yellowish throat and a long tail.

Sapphirenoun

a light shade of blue

Topaz

Topaz ( TOH-paz) is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F, OH)2. It is used as a gemstone in jewelry and other adornments.

Sapphireadjective

having the color of a blue sapphire;

‘sapphire eyes’;

Sapphirenoun

a transparent precious stone, typically blue, which is a variety of corundum (aluminium oxide)

‘a sapphire ring’;

Sapphirenoun

a bright blue colour

‘the sapphire blue of the lake’; ‘there was the slightest flicker of light deep within his sapphire eyes’;

Sapphirenoun

a small hummingbird with shining blue or violet colours in its plumage and a short tail.

Sapphire

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3) with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium. It is typically blue, but natural sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors; show two or more colors.

‘fancy’; ‘parti sapphires’;

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