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noun uk   /ˈsæf.aɪər/ us    /-aɪr/
[C or U] a precious stone, usually bright blue, that is often used in jewellery: a ring with a large sapphire a sapphire ring/braceletPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock [U] (also sapphire blue) bright blueLess common coloursCommon colours
adjective uk   (also sapphire blue) us  
a sapphire sea
(Definition of sapphire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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