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smoky quartz


noun

a smoky-yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.

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Nearby words

smoky, smoky eye, smoky hill, smoky hill river, smoky mountains, smoky quartz, smoky river, smoky topaz, smolder, smolensk, smollett

Origin of smoky quartz

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called cairngorm, Cairngorm stone.

Definition for cairngorm-stone (2 of 2)

cairngorm

[ kairn-gawrm ]
/ ˈkɛərnˌgɔrm /

noun

Origin of cairngorm

1785–95; short for Cairngorm stone, i.e., stone from Cairngorm Mountains
Also called Cairngorm stone.
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British Dictionary definitions for cairngorm-stone (1 of 2)

smoky quartz


noun

another name for cairngorm

Word Origin for smoky quartz

so named because of its colour

British Dictionary definitions for cairngorm-stone (2 of 2)

cairngorm

/ (ˈkɛənˌɡɔːm, ˌkernˈɡɒrm) /

noun

a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstoneAlso called: smoky quartz

Word Origin for cairngorm

C18: from Cairn Gorm (literally: blue cairn), mountain in Scotland where it is found
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