Definition of Turkois

1. n. & a. Turquoise.



Definition of Turkois

1. Noun. (archaic form of turquoise) ¹

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Definition of Turkois

1. turquois [n -ES] - See also: turquois

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkois

turkey vultures
turkey wing
turkeyburger
turkeyburgers
turkeycock
turkeyitis
turkeyless
turkeys
turkies
turkieses
turkis
turkises
turkle
turkles
turkling
turkois (current term)
turkoises
turkoman
turks
turlough
turloughs
turm
turmaline
turme
turmeric
turmeric root
turmerics
turmerol
turmes
turmit

Literary usage of Turkois

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1. An elementary treatise on mineralogy and geology: Being an Introduction to by Parker Cleaveland (1816)
"The turkois or Turquoise, a substance originally brought from Turkey, has a blue, greenish blue ... The name turkois has probably been applied to substances ..."

2. The Great Stone Book of Nature by David Thomas Ansted (1863)
"Thus, we read in Donne,— " As a compassionate turkois that doth tell. By looking pale, the wearer is not well." And again, in the play of " Sejanus," by Ben ..."

3. John Milton: A Biography. Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical by Cyrus R. Edmonds (1851)
"By the rushy-fringed bank, 890 Where grow tbe willow and the osier dank, My sliding chariot stays, Thick set with agate, and the azure sheen Of turkois blue ..."

4. Travels in the Mogul Empire by François Bernier (1826)
"The author calls them turkois de la vielle roche; a term •which, in speaking of diamonds, is used by the French to describe those of the finest water, ..."

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