英 ['tɜːkwɒɪz; -kwɑːz]
来自古法语 pierre turqueise,来自土耳其的石头，来自 pierre,石头，词源同 petrol,turqueise,土 耳其的，词源同 Turkish.
- turquoise:  Turquoise is etymologically the ‘Turkish’ stone. The word was borrowed from Old French turqueise, short for pierre turqueise ‘Turkish stone’. The stone was so called because it was first found in Turkestan. The present-day form of the word, which dates from the 16th century, is due to the influence of modern French turquoise. It was first used as a colour adjective in the late 16th century.
- turquoise (n.)
- greenish-blue precious stone, 1560s, from Middle French, replacing Middle English turkeis, turtogis (late 14c.), from Old French fem. adjective turqueise "Turkish," in pierre turqueise "Turkish stone," so called because it was first brought to Europe from Turkestan or some other Turkish dominion. Cognate with Spanish turquesa, Medieval Latin (lapis) turchesius, Middle Dutch turcoys, German türkis, Swedish turkos. As an adjective, 1570s. As a color name, attested from 1853. "Chemically it is a hydrated phosphate of aluminum and copper" [Flood].
- 1. Princess Margaret toned with her in a turquoise print dress.
- 2. The sea is an improbably pale turquoise.
- 3. The women have elaborate necklaces of turquoise and pink coral.
- 4. She wore a string of turquoise round her neck.
- 5. Mrs. Thatcher appeared , looking radiant in a smart turquoise outfit, and gave a rousing speech.
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