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NOUN (2)

1. a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate;
- Example: "blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone"

2. a shade of blue tinged with green;
[syn: greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blue]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 a little copper; calaite. It has a blue, or bluish green, color, and usually occurs in reniform masses with a botryoidal surface. [Formerly written also turcois, and turkois.] [1913 Webster] Note: Turquoise is susceptible of a high polish, and when of a bright blue color is much esteemed as a gem. The finest specimens come from Persia. It is also found in New Mexico and Arizona, and is regarded as identical with the chalchihuitl of the Mexicans. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turquoise \Tur*quoise"\, a. Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

turquoise n 1: a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate; "blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone" 2: a shade of blue tinged with green [syn: greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blue]