American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A light to brilliant bluish green.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An opaque blue or greenish-blue precious stone, consisting essentially of a phosphate of aluminium containing a little copper and iron. The true or Oriental turquoise, a favorite ornamental stone in rings and other articles of jewelry, is found in a mountain region in Persia, and was originally brought into western Europe by way of Turkey. A variety found in New Mexico, usually of a greenish-blue color, is also used in jewelry. The principal locality is in the Los Cerillos Mountains, where the turquoise was mined by the Indians in very early times. A greenish turquoise is also found in Nevada. See
- n. A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.
- n. A pale greenish-blue colour, like that of the gemstone.
- adj. Made of turquoise (the gemstone).
- adj. Having a pale greenish-blue colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina containing a little copper; calaite. It has a blue, or bluish green, color, and usually occurs in reniform masses with a botryoidal surface.
- adj. Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.
- n. a shade of blue tinged with green
- n. a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
- From Middle French turquoise, from Old French (pierre) turqueise ("Turkish (stone)"). The stone was originally brought to Europe from Turkestan. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English turkeis and French turquoise, both from Old French (pierre) turqueise, Turkish (stone), turquoise, feminine of turqueis, Turkish, from Turc, Turk; see Turk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“GSI pointed out that turquoise is the color of the throat, the voice, communication.”
“We also found a second fabulous pair — edgier in turquoise and black — that we instantly dubbed my Berlin glasses.”
“Since aqua/turquoise is one of my favorite color types, I think my vote would be on "before".”
“I bought yards of plain turquoise, a golden print, and a print with mixtures of pink, purple, red, green and black.”
“Resplendent in turquoise from forelock to hoof, Trigger and Buttermilk were subsequently elevated to the unlikely role of room-divider ornaments.”
“Shhhhhh, young men in turquoise t-shirts hiss at us.”
“When Ser Jaime Alonzo Pietrado ei Villareal arrived, dressed in turquoise doublet and breeches, the Ispaniola-in-Hinirang burst into a thunderous applause.”
“I have one pair in turquoise that matches many of my outfits but still I'll return to my Tiva walking sandals for summer, SASS closed walking shoes for cool days.”
“Well, do you remember a conversation you had with Joyce about it afterward, in which you called the turquoise the 'friendship stone,' because it was true blue?”
“Overall, turquoise is said to open all chakras, allowing the stone’s powers of love and communication to flow through the entire being.”
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