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turkis

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

Definition of turkis

Scottish
:a pair of pincers

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Origin and Etymology of turkis

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


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turkis

noun \ " \

Definition of turkis

plural -es
: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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Origin and Etymology of turkis

Middle English turkeis


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