May 16, 2011

Word of the Day: Lapidary

Lapidary \LAP-uh-dair-ee\ adjective

1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
2. Or or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.

1. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
2. A dealer in precious stones.

Lapidary is from Latin lapidarius, "pertaining to stone," from lapis, lapid-, "stone".

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