Sapphire vs Sapphirelike - What's the difference?

sapphire | sapphirelike |

As a proper noun sapphire

is from the precious stone.

As an adjective sapphirelike is

resembling a sapphire; intensely blue.



(en noun)
  • A clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=Lee A. Groat , title=Gemstones , volume=100, issue=2, page=128 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire , emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.}}
  • A white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.
  • A deep blue colour.
  • A type of South American hummingbird.
  • The blue-chinned sapphire can be found many parts of South America, depending on season.

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * Padparadscha sapphire * pink sapphire * sapphirine * star sapphire * water sapphire * white sapphire * yellow sapphire


    (en adjective)
  • of a deep blue colour.
  • See also

    * * Sapphire ----




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a sapphire; intensely blue.