[ pahd-puh-rah-zhuh, pahd- ]
/ ˈpɑd pəˈrɑ ʒə, ˌpɑd- /
a rare, yellowish-orange sapphire found in Sri Lanka.
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Origin of padparadschah sapphire
perhaps directly < German; obscurely akin to Sinhalese padmarāgaya ruby, literally, lotus-colored
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