English version

lapis lazuli

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jewellery
lapis lazulilap‧is laz‧u‧li /ˌlæpəs ˈlæzjʊli $ -ˈlæzəli/ noun  lapis_lazuli.jpg [countable, uncountable]DCJ a valuable bright blue stone, used especially in jewellery
Examples from the Corpus
lapis lazuliOutside the light was dazzling, the sky as blue as lapis lazuli.The staircase and walls are of white marble, with the addition of lapis lazuli for the geometrical floor pattern.A ripple of lapis lazuli and there was no sign of it.
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