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turquoise

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Turquoise with quartz (1)

Etymology

From Middle French turkeis, from Old French turqueise (Turkish). The stone was originally brought to Europe from Turkestan.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtɜː(ɹ).kwɔɪs/, /ˈtɜː(ɹ).kwɔɪz/, SAMPA: /"t3:(r).kwOIs/, /"t3:(r).kwOIz/
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Noun

Singular
turquoise

Plural
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  1. A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.
  2. A pale greenish-blue colour, like that of the gemstone.
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Adjective

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Positive
turquoise

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Made of turquoise (the gemstone).
  2. Having a pale greenish-blue colour.

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French

Noun

turquoise f. (plural turquoises)

  1. turquoise (gemstone)

Noun

turquoise m. (plural turquoises)

  1. turquoise (colour)

Adjective

turquoise (invariable)

  1. turquoise-colored.

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