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One entry found for turquoise.
Main Entry: tur·quoise
Pronunciation: primarystresstschwar-secondarystressk(w)odotiz
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English turkeys "turquoise," from early French turkeise (same meaning), derived from turkeis, literally "Turkish (stone)"; so called because it was first brought to Europe from a part of Turkey
1 : a blue, bluish green, or greenish gray mineral that contains copper and aluminum, takes a high polish, and is used in jewelry
2 : a light greenish blue

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