ligure

[ lig-yoor ]
/ ˈlɪg yʊər /

noun

a precious stone, probably the jacinth. Exodus 28:19.

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Origin of ligure

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English ligury, lugre, from Late Latin ligūrius, from Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone
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British Dictionary definitions for ligure

ligure
/ (ˈlɪɡjʊə) /

noun

Old Testament any of the 12 precious stones used in the breastplates of high priests

Word Origin for ligure

C14: from Late Latin ligūrius, from Late Greek ligurion
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