Adjective "beryl" definition and examples

(Beryl may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɛrɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A transparent pale green, blue, or yellow mineral consisting of a silicate of beryllium and aluminium, sometimes used as a gemstone.
  1. 'Beryllium is found as the mineral beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate.'
  2. 'Egypt was probably the only source of emerald and other green beryl for the ancient civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean region.'

More definitions

1. a mineral, beryllium aluminum silicate, Be 3 Al 2 Si 6 O 18 , usually green, but also blue, rose, white, and golden, and both opaque and transparent, the latter variety including the gems emerald and aquamarine: the principal ore of beryllium.

More examples(as adjective)

"cooks can be beryl."

Origin

Middle English: from Old French beril, via Latin from Greek bērullos.