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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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On it and in it and rising through it, as wrecks lift through the sand, were jewelled elephant-howdahs of embossed silver, studded with plates of hammered gold, and adorned with carbuncles and turquoises.
There is no one but me can doctor a sick pearl and re-blue turquoises.
There are other jewels used in the decorations inside the houses and palaces, such as rubies, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts and turquoises.
And, if the Man Higher Up is ever found, take my assurance for it, he will be a large, pale man with blue wristlets showing under his cuffs, and he will be sitting to have his shoes polisbed within sound of a bowling alley, and there will be somewhere about him turquoises.
The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
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.
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.
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.