Origin of beryl
OTHER WORDS FROM berylber·yl·ine [ber-uh-lin, -lahyn], /ˈbɛr ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn/, adjective
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What does beryl mean?
Example: The most popular form of beryl is the radiant emerald.
Where does beryl come from?
The first records of the word beryl come from around 1300. It comes via the Middle English beril, from the Latin bēryllus, from the Greek bḗryllos. It is ultimately of Indic origin.
In terms of mineral composition, beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate. It is found in both igneous and metamorphic rocks. Pure beryl is colorless—it’s color is determined by the presence of certain impurities. For example, the variety of beryl that we know as the emerald includes chromium, giving it a brilliant green coloring.
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How is beryl used in real life?
Varieties of beryl include the well-known gems emerald and aquamarine. Beryl is also the main source of the element beryllium.
#MineralMonday: #Aquamarine, is one of the gemstone varieties of the mineral beryl. Beryllium was identified as one of 23 "critical minerals" by @USGS & is used extensively in aerospace, computer, defense, medical, nuclear, & telecommunications industries. Photo: Allan Young. pic.twitter.com/AlLOCCjW3N
— Bureau of Land Management – Eastern States (@BLM_ES) March 19, 2018
💖💖Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine.💖💖 pic.twitter.com/Xw1DcfG0R3
— Princess Bride Diamonds (@PBrideDiamonds) January 19, 2020
A 350 carat aquamarine beryl crystal from Nigeria. Would make an excellent carving piece pic.twitter.com/x3PJapW2Ew
— Fossil Locator (@FossilLocator) June 27, 2021
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Pure beryl is colorless.
How to use beryl in a sentence
Part of regaining that feeling of a life well lived, to Beryl, would appear to be training fellow senior citizens to hunt down murderous deer.
In “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” a banker is nearly deceived by his own niece to the tune of £50,000 and his good name.
These new people—that woman for instance, Beryl J. Bell—she's young, she believes in her books, her mind isn't tired like mine.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
After the formal introduction Lady Beryl led the way into the library, wherein stood the time-lock safe.
Then he looked from Cleek to Lady Beryl, who was leaning against the table, overcome with emotion.
Cleek flashed an inquiring look at his host, who in his turn was mutely questioning Lady Beryl.
In the sheltered Caribbean cove the water was warm as milk, green and clear as liquid beryl, and shot through with shimmering sun.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts