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
(of a crystal, esp a gemstone) exhibiting a star-shaped figure in transmitted or reflected light
a small starlike symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc. Linguistics. the figure of a star (*) used to mark utterance that would be considered ungrammatical or otherwise unacceptable by native speakers of a language, as in * I enjoy to ski. Historical Linguistics. […]
Astronomy. a group of stars. a constellation. Mineralogy. a property of some crystallized minerals of showing a starlike luminous figure in transmitted light or, in a cabochon-cut stone, by reflected light. three asterisks ( or ) printed to draw attention to a passage it precedes. Historical Examples The stars γ and β are pointer stars […]
asterix spelling Do you mean “asterisk” (the star-shaped character), or Asterix the Gaul (http://webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=asterixwebring&index), the popular French cartoon by Goscinny and Uderzo? (2000-07-26) Contemporary Examples In 2008, she appeared alongside Gerard Dépardieu in the film asterix at the Olympic Games. The Model Who Loved Gaddafi’s Son Isabel Wilkinson November 2, 2011 Historical Examples Even the […]
asterixis asterixis as·ter·ix·is (ās’tə-rĭk’sĭs) n. An abnormal tremor consisting of involuntary jerking movements, especially in the hands, frequently occurring with impending hepatic coma and other forms of metabolic encephalopathy. Also called flapping tremor.