a variety of corundum resembling almandine in colour and used as a gemstone
noun 1. .
noun 1. a dark-brown cockroach, Blatta orientalis, thought to have originated in the Orient but now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
- Oriental emerald
noun 1. a green variety of corundum used as a gemstone
[awr-ee-uh n-tey-lee-uh, -teyl-yuh, ohr-] /ˌɔr i ənˈteɪ li ə, -ˈteɪl yə, ˌoʊr-/ plural noun 1. books, manuscripts, and other objects pertaining to the Orient and Oriental art, culture, history, folklore, or the like.