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topaz

noun to·paz \ˈtō-ˌpaz\

: a clear yellow to brownish-yellow stone that is used as a jewel

Full Definition of TOPAZ

1
a :  a mineral that is essentially a silicate of aluminum and usually occurs in orthorhombic translucent or transparent crystals or in white translucent masses
b :  a usually yellow to brownish-yellow transparent mineral topaz used as a gem
c :  a yellow sapphire
d :  a yellow quartz
2
:  either of two large brilliantly colored South American hummingbirds (Topaza pella and T. pyra)
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Origin of TOPAZ

Middle English topace, from Anglo-French, from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos
First Known Use: 13th century

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TOPAZ Defined for Kids

topaz

noun to·paz \ˈtō-ˌpaz\

Definition of TOPAZ for Kids

:  a clear yellow crystal that is used as a gem

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