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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 to·paz /ˈtoˌpæz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 To·paz n.
 1. Min. A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.
 2. Zool. Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the genus Topaza (Topaza pella or Topaza pyra), of South America and the West Indies.
 Note:The two tail feathers next to the central ones are much longer that the rest, curved, and crossed. The Throat is metallic yellowish-green, with a tint like topaz in the center, the belly is bright crimson, the back bright red. Called also topaz hummer.
 False topaz. Min. See the Note under Quartz.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a yellow quartz [syn: false topaz, common topaz]
      2: a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals
         of various colors and is used as a gemstone
      3: a light brown [syn: tan]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. pitdah (Ezek. 28:13; Rev. 21:20), a golden yellow or
    "green" stone brought from Cush or Ethiopia (Job 28:19). It was
    the second stone in the first row in the breastplate of the high
    priest, and had the name of Simeon inscribed on it (Ex. 28:17).
    It is probably the chrysolite of the moderns.