Definition of turquoise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːkwɔɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrkwɔɪz//
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a blue or greenish-blue semi-precious stone a turquoise brooch
  2. 2 [uncountable] a greenish-blue colour
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French turqueise ‘Turkish (stone)’.

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