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
Recent Examples of turquoise from the Web
Earrings: Devon Leigh turquoise and coral double hoop earrings, $385, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth.
The sound and the brilliant turquoise of a public pool draw in the viewer.
The man, who wears distinctive silver and turquoise rings and has silver hair with a white beard, was found Wednesday around 7 p.m. at a McDonald's restaurant, at 17001 Miramar Parkway.
One is described as a navy and yellow Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt while the other is a turquoise and burgundy Rocky Mountain Altitude.
His scrubs today are accessorized with a turquoise G-Shock and a raffish surgeon’s cap made from fabric printed with Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.
Every evening, thirty minutes before sunset, the space will again be muted with LED turquoises and ultramarines to mimic the late afternoon skies and light up the minimalist white walls—the altar will glow at the front of the dark wooden pews.
The bloom is so strong right now, NASA even documented the turquoise swirls in photos from space.
Lindsay’s photos captured the brilliant turquoise color of Liam’s eyes, his long, dark hair and the loving gaze of family members who held him.
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Origin and Etymology of turquoise
Middle English turkeys, from Anglo-French turkeise, from feminine of turkeis Turkish, from Turc Turk
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TURQUOISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of turquoise for English Language Learners
: a bluish-green stone used in jewelry
: a bluish-green color
TURQUOISE Defined for Kids
Definition of turquoise for Students
: a blue to greenish gray mineral used in jewelry
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