Meaning of turquoise

tur•quoise

Pronunciation: (tûr'koiz, -kwoiz), [key]
— n.
  1. an opaque mineral, a basic hydrous copper aluminum phosphate often containing a small amount of iron, sky-blue or greenish-blue in color, cut cabochon as a gem. Cf.
  2. Also calleda greenish blue or bluish green.
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