Meaning of topaz

to•paz

Pronunciation: (tō'paz), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, a fluosilicate of aluminum, usually occurring in prismatic orthorhombic crystals of various colors, and used as a gem.
  2. citrine (def. 2).
  3. either of two South American hummingbirds, Topaza pella or T. pyra, having chiefly red and crimson plumage and a yellowish-green throat with a topaz sheen.
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