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

 tur·quoise /ˈtɝˌkɔɪz, ˌkwɔɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·quoise, Tur·quois  n.  Min. A hydrous phosphate of alumina containing a little copper; calaite. It has a blue, or bluish green, color, and usually occurs in reniform masses with a botryoidal surface. [Formerly written also turcois, and turkois.]
 Note:Turquoise is susceptible of a high polish, and when of a bright blue color is much esteemed as a gem. The finest specimens come from Persia. It is also found in New Mexico and Arizona, and is regarded as identical with the chalchihuitl of the Mexicans.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·quoise, a. Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum
           phosphate; blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone
      2: a shade of blue tinged with green [syn: greenish blue, aqua,
          aquamarine, cobalt blue, peacock blue]