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
References in classic literature ?
In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother--and only one; the thin and pallid elder daughter had her parent's Cairngorm eye: the blooming and luxuriant younger girl had her contour of jaw and chin--perhaps a little softened, but still imparting an indescribable hardness to the countenance otherwise so voluptuous and buxom.
And then he led away the talk to their home in Devonshire, and the red, bright earth, and the deep green combes, and the peat streams like cairngorm pebbles, and the wild moor with its high, cloudy tors for a giant background to the picture, till Tom got jealous, and stood up for the clear chalk streams, and the emerald water meadows and great elms and willows of the dear old royal county, as he gloried to call it.
O'Dowd's large Cairngorm brooch and superb Irish diamonds, and wouldn't believe that they were not from Golconda direct.
O'Dowd's was not the least splendid amongst these, and she had a curl on her forehead, and a set of Irish diamonds and Cairngorms, which outshone all the decorations in the house, in her notion.
Cairngorm Ski Club chairman Stewart Macintyre said: "Noel has to pay for flights, hotels and food.
The chief executive of Cairngorm Mountain Ltd, Bob Kinnaird, admitted that the years ahead are unpredictable.
A poor winter season led to skiing being suspended a month early on Cairngorm mountain.
The 2mm black Christii fly was found under the bark of dead aspen trees in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland.
John Allen, leader of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue team, said that in 30 years with the organisation he had never come across such an ill-prepared group.
A Royal Navy helicopter was scrambled and found them on Derry Cairngorm.
The 2mm black Christii fly was found under the bark of dead aspen trees in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland during research for a new book - Nature Of The Cairngorms.
Martyn Cowie Anderson, 39, of Gardner Drive; Martyn Raymond Anderson, 18, of Cairngorm Drive; and John Reilly, 18, of Cairngorm Crescent, all Aberdeen, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.