padparadschah sapphire

[ pahd-puh-rah-zhuh, pahd- ]
/ ˈpɑd pəˈrɑ ʒə, ˌpɑd- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. padkos,
  2. padlock,
  3. padma shri,
  4. padouk,
  5. padova,
  6. padre,
  7. padre island,
  8. padrino,
  9. padrone,
  10. padsaw

Origin of padparadschah sapphire

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

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