ligure

[lig-yoo r]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ligroin,
  2. ligula,
  3. ligulate,
  4. ligulated,
  5. ligule,
  6. liguria,
  7. ligurian,
  8. ligurian republic,
  9. ligurian sea,
  10. ligustrum

Origin of ligure

1275–1325; Middle English ligury < Late Latin ligūrius < Late Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone

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British Dictionary definitions for ligure

ligure

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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