padparadschah sapphire

[pahd-puh-rah-zhuh, pahd-]

noun

a rare, yellowish-orange sapphire found in Sri Lanka.

Origin of padparadschah sapphire

perhaps directly < German; obscurely akin to Sinhalese padmarāgaya ruby, literally, lotus-colored
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