WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lig•ure  (ligyŏŏr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Bible, Jewelrya precious stone, probably the jacinth. Ex. 28:19.
  • Late Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone
  • Late Latin ligūrius
  • Middle English ligury 1275–1325

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