turquoise

Definitions:

  • A blue to blue-green mineral of aluminum and copper, mainly CuAl<sub>6</sub>(PO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>4</sub>(OH)<sub>8</sub><strong>·</strong>4H<sub>2</sub>O, prized as a gemstone in its polished blue form.
  • A light to brilliant bluish green.
  • An opaque blue or greenish-blue precious stone, consisting essentially of a phosphate of aluminium containing a little copper and iron.
  • 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.
  • Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.
  • A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.
  • A pale <xref>greenish</xref>-<xref>blue</xref> <xref>colour</xref>, like that of the gemstone.
  • Made of turquoise (the gemstone).
  • Having a pale greenish-blue colour.
  • a shade of blue tinged with green
  • a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
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