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turquoise

turquoise

noun tur·quoise \ˈtər-ˌkiz, -ˌkwiz\

: a bluish-green stone used in jewelry

: a bluish-green color

Full Definition of TURQUOISE

1
:  a mineral that is a blue, bluish-green, or greenish-gray hydrous basic phosphate of copper and aluminum, takes a high polish, and is valued as a gem when skyblue
2
:  a light greenish blue

Variants of TURQUOISE

tur·quoise also tur·quois \ˈtər-ˌkiz, -ˌkwiz\

Origin of TURQUOISE

Middle English turkeys, from Anglo-French turkeise, from feminine of turkeis Turkish, from Turc Turkish
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste

Rhymes with TURQUOISE

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