- turpin, dick,
- turquoise green,
- turret lathe,
Origin of turquoise
Examples from the Web for turquoise
Then the air suddenly turns still, the downpour stops, and the sky transforms from grey to turquoise.
I also like the turquoise blue color of the chips or beads that the kids are stringing together into that intricate design.
Glam came into play in the form of a figure-hugging lacquered rayon cloth skirt in turquoise that looked like sexy plastic.
She asks him to pick up a pizza; they talk about taking “some family time this weekend” and driving the Turquoise Trail.Latest ‘Breaking Bad’ Episode, ‘Ozymandias,’ Is Most Action-Packed Yet|Andrew Romano|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As sunset hit, a stream of colors from turquoise to pink and peach blended seamlessly on the ceiling, illuminating the room.James Turrell: Looking Back at 50 Years of Illuminating Light as Art|Jean Trinh|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It had happened in a far western land—a land that now remained in his memory as a pool of gold beneath a turquoise sky.The Trimming of Goosie|James Hopper
Later they secured beads of shell, turquoise, and coral by barter.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
Some fine gems of peridot, garnet and turquoise have been found.
The adventure of the morning had left its impression upon both of them, and Eileen wore the gold chain with its turquoise pendant.The Haunting of Low Fennel|Sax Rohmer
Then she took from her open jewel case, two gold pins set with turquoise, and fastened the arrangement securely.I, Thou, and the Other One|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- the colour of turquoise
- (as adjective)a turquoise dress
Word Origin for turquoise
precious stone, 1560s, replacement from Middle French of 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 (Sinai peninsula, according to one theory). Cognate with Spanish turquesa, Medieval Latin (lapis) turchesius, Middle Dutch turcoys, German türkis, Swedish turkos. As a color name, attested from 1853.