cairngorm

noun

cairn·​gorm ˈkern-ˌgȯrm How to pronounce cairngorm (audio)
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: a light-colored, usually yellowish smoky quartz that is used as a gemstone

Word History

Etymology

Cairngorm, mountain in Scotland

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of cairngorm was in 1794

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“Cairngorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cairngorm. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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