smoky quartz


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smoky quartz

n.
A transparent or semitransparent brown or gray to nearly black variety of quartz, used as a gemstone. Also called cairngorm.

smoky quartz

n
(Minerals) another name for cairngorm
[so named because of its colour]

smok′y quartz′


n.
a smoky yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smoky quartz - a smoky yellow or brown quartzsmoky quartz - 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
savukvartsi
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