bone turquoise


noun

fossil bone or ivory that has been colored naturally or artificially so as to resemble turquoise.

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British Dictionary definitions for bone turquoise

bone turquoise

noun

fossilized bone or tooth stained blue with iron phosphate and used as a gemstoneAlso called: odontolite
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