turkis

noun plural but sometimes singular in construction
tur·​kis | \ ˈtərkə̇s \

Definition of turkis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish
: a pair of pincers

turkis

noun
\ " \
plural -es

Definition of turkis (Entry 2 of 2)

: turquoise that all the turf was rich in plots that looked each like a garnet or a turkis in it— Alfred Tennyson

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History and Etymology for turkis

Noun plural but sometimes singular in construction

Middle English turkas, from Middle French turquoises, turquaises (plural), probably from feminine plural of turquoys, turqueis Turkish

Noun

Middle English turkeis

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“Turkis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkis. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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