cairngorm

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cairn·gorm

 (kârn′gôrm′)
[After the Cairngorm Mountains.]

cairngorm

(ˈkɛənˌɡɔːm; ˌkernˈɡɒrm)
n
1. (Minerals) a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone. Also called: smoky quartz
2. (Jewellery) a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone. Also called: smoky quartz
[C18: from Cairn Gorm (literally: blue cairn), mountain in Scotland where it is found]

smok′y quartz′


n.
a smoky yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cairngorm - a smoky yellow or brown quartzcairngorm - a smoky yellow or brown quartz  
quartz - a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
Translations

cairngorm

[ˈkɛənˌgɔːm] nquarzo affumicato