1 of 2

noun plural but sometimes singular in construction

: a pair of pincers


2 of 2


plural -es
: turquoise
that all the turf was rich in plots that looked each like a garnet or a turkis in itAlfred Tennyson

Word History


Noun plural but sometimes singular in construction

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


Middle English turkeis

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near turkis

Cite this Entry

“Turkis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkis. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!