Origin of corundum
Related Words for corundumjewel, gem, rhinestone, paragon, ice, lozenge, rock, zircon, corundum, rhombus, allotrope, solitaire, brilliant, bort, jager
Examples from the Web for corundum
Historical Examples of corundum
To polish diamonds they make use of the powder of adamantine spar, or the corundum stone.
Pliny says, corundum was used in the form of a splinter fixed in an iron style.
The stones have been rubbed into shape apparently by corundum.
The color of corundum is usually brown, but it varies greatly.Geology
William J. Miller
There are indications of sapphires and other forms of corundum.
Word Origin for corundum
"very hard mineral," 1728, from Anglo-Indian, from Tamil kurundam "ruby sapphire" (Sanskrit kuruvinda), of unknown origin.