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padparadschah sapphire

[pahd-puh-rah-zhuh, pahd-]
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noun
  1. 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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