[laz-uh-lee, -lahy, lazh-uh-]
Origin of lazuli
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for lazuli
Bell and Harris hunted a good while, but procured only a Lazuli Finch and a few other birds.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2
Maria R. Audubon
From various hidden places in the dense foliage come the notes of the song sparrow and the lazuli bunting.Conservation Reader
Harold W. Fairbanks
My friend told me that I would not be able to distinguish the song of the lazuli from those of the summer and mountain warblers.
In the foregoing remarks the lazuli finches have been represented as excessively shy.
The lazuli finch does not venture very high into the mountains, seldom reaching an altitude of more than seven thousand feet.
- short for lapis lazuli