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Definition of Turquoise

Turquoise
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.] 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.
Turquoise
Turquoise Tur*quoise", a. Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.

Meaning of Turquoise from wikipedia

- Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It...
- Turquoise (/ˈtɜːrkɔɪz, -kwɔɪz/) is a cyanish-green color, based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived...
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- The Turquoise is a novel, written by the American author Anya Seton which was first published in 1946. It is a fictional story of the life of Fey Cameron...
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- Blue or Bisbee turquoise refers to the turquoise that comes from copper mines located in the vicinity of Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee turquoise can be found...
- The Isuzu Turquoise, known as Turkuaz (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈtuɾkuaz]) in Turkey, is a 26/31 seater intercity midibus produced by Anadolu Isuzu. For...
- Turquoise Mountain (in Dari [daˈɾiː], Bonyad-e Ferozkoh) is a non-governmental organization legally established in Scotland. It takes its name from Turquoise...
- Opération Turquoise was a French-led military operation in Rwanda in 1994 under the mandate of the United Nations.The "multilateral" force consisted of...