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sapphire

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/bracelet [U] ( also sapphire blue) bright blue
sapphire
adjective uk   ( also sapphire blue) us  
a sapphire sea
Translations of “sapphire”
in Korean 청옥, 사파이어…
in Arabic صَفير (حَجَر كَريم)…
in French (de) saphir…
in Turkish safir, gök yakut…
in Italian zaffiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藍寶石, 寶石藍色(的),天藍色(的)…
in Russian сапфир…
in Polish szafir…
in Spanish zafiro…
in Portuguese safira…
in German der Saphir, Saphir……
in Catalan safir…
in Japanese サファイア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蓝宝石, 宝石蓝色(的),天蓝色(的)…
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