turquoise NOUN 1) a semi-precious stone, typically opaque and of a greenish-blue or sky-blue colour. 2) a greenish-blue colour.
ORIGIN Old French turqueise 'Turkish stone' .

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  • turquoise — [ tyrkwaz ] n. f. et adj. • XIIIe; de l adj. turquois « turc », var. turquesse, turquesque 1 ♦ Minér. Minéral formé de phosphate hydraté de cuivre et d aluminium, roche non transparente colorée du bleu clair au vert pomme. Gisements de turquoise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Turquoise — Tur*quoise , Turquois Tur*quois (?; 277), n. [F. turquoise; cf. Pr. & Sp. turquesa, It. turchese, turchina, LL. turchesius, turchina; so called because first brought from Turkey. See 1st {Turkey}.] (Min.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turquoise — Tur*quoise , a. Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turquoise — Turquoise. sub. f. Pierre precieuse de couleur bleuë, & qui n est point transparente. Turquoise de la vieille roche, de la nouvelle roche …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • turquoise — [tʉr′koiz΄, tʉr′kwoiz΄] n. [ME turkeis < MFr turqueise, fem. of OFr turqueis, Turkish (see TURK1): orig. brought to western Europe through Turkey] 1. a greenish blue, hard mineral, hydrous copper aluminum phosphate, CuAl6 (PO4) 4 (OH) 8·5H2O,… …   English World dictionary

  • Turquoise — (spr. Türkoahs), berkanartiger gegatterter od. gestreifter Zeug …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • turquoise — precious stone, 1560s, replacement from M.Fr. of M.E. turkeis, turtogis (late 14c.), from O.Fr. turqueise, fem. adj. Turkish, in pierre turqueise Turkish stone, so called because it was first brought to Europe from Turkestan or some other Turkish …   Etymology dictionary

  • turquoise — The recommended pronunciation in BrE is tur kwoiz, but a more French like form tur kwahz is sometimes heard …   Modern English usage

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