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See smoky quartz.
[After the Cairngorm Mountains.]
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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]
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a smoky yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.
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|Noun||1.||cairngorm - 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
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