English version

turquoise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology, Colours
turquoisetur‧quoise /ˈtɜːkwɔɪz, -kwɑːz $ ˈtɜːrkwɔɪz/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]HEG a valuable greenish-blue stone or a jewel that is made from this 🔊 turquoise earrings2 [uncountable]CC a greenish-blue colour 🔊 The room was painted in turquoise.turquoise adjective 🔊 a clear turquoise sea
Examples from the Corpus
turquoiseNecklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings; silver and turquoise glittered in the white light.Ferroan dolomite Pale to deep turquoise with increasing Fe content.No sea that Marion had ever set eyes on was that particular shade of transparent, light-filled turquoise.There's a lot of lapis here, together with some very fine turquoise, coral and amber.It is light turquoise in the east, grading to deep, dark, brilliant blue in the west.The sea was a pearly turquoise, the far mountains ash-blue in the windless heat.Black with midnight blue, scarlet with holly green and black with turquoise.The bird is set with turquoises and the leaves are of green enamel.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.