asteriated









asteriated


asteriated [a-steer-ee-ey-tid] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Mineralogy.

  1. exhibiting asterism.

Origin of asteriated 1810–20; Greek astéri(os) starry (derivative of astḗr aster) + -ate1 + -ed2 Examples from the Web for asteriated Historical Examples of asteriated

  • It is also known as “the star sapphire” and “the asteriated sapphire.”

    Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning

    Robert Browning

  • Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7

    Various

  • Such stones are called star or asteriated sapphires or rubies, and are highly prized.

    Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 5 [December 1902]

    Various

  • This is not the same variety as the “asteriated,” or “cat’s eye” or “lynx eye” mentioned above.

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

    John Mastin

  • British Dictionary definitions for asteriated asteriated adjective

    1. (of a crystal, esp a gemstone) exhibiting a star-shaped figure in transmitted or reflected light

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