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- n. turquoise
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Mexican name for turquoise. See turquoise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bluish-green turquoise found in New Mexico, highly prized as a gem by the aborigines.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The name is from _chalchihuitl_, jade, and _vitztli_, the thorn used to pierce the tongue, ears and penis, in sacrifice.
Anenicuic, _id est_, amo ca nen nonicuic, in quetzali, in chalchihuitl in ixquich ynotlatqui, toçiquemitl.
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