A piece of beryl ore.
beryl definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French beril ; from Classical Latin beryllus ; from Classical Greek bēryllos, sea-green gem ; from Prakrit veruliya ; from veḷuriya, of Dravidian origin, originally , probably after Vēlūr (now Bēlūr), city in southern India
Origin: ; from beryl, with reference, refer to gems
beryl definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos, from bērullion, from Prakrit veruliya, from Pali veḷuriya; perhaps akin to Tamil veḷiru or viḷar, to whiten, become pale.
- berˈyl·line adjective
beryl - Science Definition