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English Dictionary: turquoise by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
turquoise
n
  1. a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate; "blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone"
  2. a shade of blue tinged with green
    Synonym(s): greenish blue, aqua, aquamarine, turquoise, cobalt blue, peacock blue
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Turquoise \Tur*quoise"\, Turquois \Tur*quois"\ (?; 277), n. [F.
      turquoise; cf. Pr. & Sp. turquesa, It. turchese, turchina,
      LL. turchesius, turchina; -- so called because first brought
      from Turkey. See 1st {Turkey}.] (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.
      [Formerly written also {turcois}, and {turkois}.]
  
      Note: Turquoise is susceptible of a high polish, and when of
               a bright blue color is much esteemed as a gem. The
               finest specimens come from Persia. It is also found in
               New Mexico and Arizona, and is regarded as identical
               with the chalchihuitl of the Mexicans.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Turquoise \Tur*quoise"\, a.
      Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral
      turquoise.
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