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turquoise
sterling silver and turquoise belt buckle

tur·quoise

 (tûr′kwoiz′, -koiz′)
n.
1. A blue to blue-green mineral of aluminum and copper, mainly CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O, prized as a gemstone in its polished blue form.
2. A light to brilliant bluish green.

[Middle English turkeis and French turquoise, both from Old French (pierre) turqueise, Turkish (stone), turquoise, feminine of turqueis, Turkish, from Turc, Turk; see Turk.]

tur′quoise′ adj.

turquoise

(ˈtɜːkwɔɪz; -kwɑːz)
n
1. (Minerals) a greenish-blue fine-grained secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper aluminium phosphate. It occurs in igneous rocks rich in aluminium and is used as a gemstone. Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8.4H2O
2. (Colours)
a. the colour of turquoise
b. (as adjective): a turquoise dress.
[C14: from Old French turqueise Turkish (stone)]

tur•quoise

(ˈtɜr kɔɪz, -kwɔɪz)

n.
1. an opaque mineral, a basic hydrous copper aluminum phosphate often containing a small amount of iron, sky-blue or greenish blue in color, cut cabochon as a gem.
2. Also called tur′quoise blue′. a greenish blue or bluish green.
[1350–1400; Middle English turkeis < Old French turqueise Turkish (stone) =Turc Turk + -eise (Middle French, French -oise), feminine of -eis -ese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turquoise - a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphateturquoise - a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate; "blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone"
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
2.turquoise - a shade of blue tinged with greenturquoise - a shade of blue tinged with green  
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
Translations
فَيْروزفَيْروزي: مُخْضَر على أزْرَقفَيْرُوزِيّ
tyrkysovýtyrkys
turkis
türkiis
turkoositurkoosinvärinen
tirkizantirkiznatirkiz
türkiztürkizkék
turkísturkíslitur
青緑色の
청록색의
turkistamsiai žaliai melsva spalvatamsiai žydra spalva
tirkīzstirkīzzaļšzaļganzila krāsa
tyrkystyrkysový
turkizna
turkos
สีน้ำเงินอมเขียว
turkuazfiruzefiruze rengiTürk mavisi
có màu ngọc lamngọc lam

turquoise

[ˈtɜːkwɔɪz]
A. N
1. (= stone) → turquesa f
2. (= colour) → azul m turquesa
B. ADJazul turquesa

turquoise

[ˈtɜːrkwɔɪz ˈtɜːrkwɑːz]
n
(= stone) → turquoise f
(= colour) (also turquoise blue) → turquoise m, bleu m turquoise
modif [ring, brooch, jewellery] → en turquoise
adj [dress, sea] → turquoise inv

turquoise

n
(= gem)Türkis m
(= colour)Türkis nt
adjtürkis(farben); turquoise blue/greentürkisblau/-grün; turquoise jewellery (Brit) or jewelry (US) → Türkisschmuck m

turquoise

[ˈtɜːkwɔɪz]
1. n (stone, colour) → turchese m
2. adj (ring, earrings) → di turchesi; (colour) → (color) turchese inv

turquoise

(ˈtəːkwoiz) noun
1. a kind of greenish-blue precious stone. The ring was set with a turquoise.
2. (also adjective) (of) its colour. (a) pale turquoise (dress).

turquoise

فَيْرُوزِيّ tyrkysový turkis türkis τιρκουάζ turquesa turkoosi turquoise tirkizan turchese 青緑色の 청록색의 turquoise turkis turkusowy turquesa бирюзовый turkos สีน้ำเงินอมเขียว turkuaz có màu ngọc lam 绿松色的
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Two nights later, as the White Cobra sat mourning in the darkness of the vault, ashamed, and robbed, and alone, the turquoise ankus whirled through the hole in the wall, and clashed on the floor of golden coins.
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
All around the horizon are pale, fleecy clouds, never changing, never moving, like a silver setting for the flawless turquoise sky.
It will be quite enough if you understand a little about the Turquoise - some day.
The first one who is affianced will have the pearls, Madame has said it, and I have a fancy that the little turquoise ring will be given to you when you go, for Madame approves your good behavior and charming manners.
The scent of the spice islands was in his nostrils as he had known it on warm, breathless nights at sea, or he beat up against the southeast trades through long tropic days, sinking palm-tufted coral islets in the turquoise sea behind and lifting palm-tufted coral islets in the turquoise sea ahead.
He procured from Amsterdam three emeralds of extraordinary size and richness of colour, and had a turquoise de la vieille roche that was the envy of all the connoisseurs.
On the edge of the prairie, where the sun had gone down, the sky was turquoise blue, like a lake, with gold light throbbing in it.
They passed down the room together a few moments later, the Marchioness wonderfully dressed in a gown of strange turquoise blue, looking up at her companion, and talking with somewhat unusual animation.
From the chair beneath her she extracted a gun-metal cigarette-case, on which were powdered in turquoise the initials "E.
One may speak of scarlet sward and ivory-stemmed trees decked with brilliant purple blooms; of winding walks paved with crushed rubies, with emerald, with turquoise, even with diamonds themselves; of a magnificent temple of burnished gold, hand-wrought with marvellous designs; but where are the words to describe the glorious colours that are unknown to earthly eyes?
Coral patches uprose everywhere from the turquoise depths, running the gamut of green from deepest jade to palest tourmaline, over which the sea filtered changing shades, creamed lazily, or burst into white fountains of sun-flashed spray.