- 1A greenish-blue colour: [as modifier]: the turquoise waters of the bayMore example sentences
- These islands are blessed with exotic beauty of turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches.
- The turquoise water sparkled in the brilliant sunlight, dazzling the four birds as they hopped across the warm wet sand towards it.
- The cliffs drop down to secluded bays with jagged rocks and turquoise water.
- 2A semi-precious stone, typically opaque and of a greenish-blue or sky-blue colour, consisting of a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium.More example sentences
- Each exquisite creation is studded with semi precious stones like turquoise, amethyst, pearls and corals.
- Precious stones like turquoise and lapis lazuli came from the West and silk from China via Central Asia.
- The ship landed in the Land of Midian to trade corn for copper and turquoise, and there, Moses slipped away from the rest of the crew.
late Middle English: from Old French turqueise 'Turkish (stone)'.
More definitions of turquoiseDefinition of turquoise in:
- The US English dictionary