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Cyan vs. Turquoise

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Cyannoun

A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.

Turquoisenoun

(countable) A sky-blue, greenish-blue, or greenish-gray semi-precious gemstone.

Cyanadjective

Of the colour cyan.

Turquoisenoun

A pale greenish-blue colour, like that of the gemstone.

Cyannoun

a blue-green that is one of the primary pigments

Turquoiseadjective

Made of turquoise (the gemstone).

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Cyanadjective

a bluish shade of green

Turquoiseadjective

Having a pale greenish-blue colour.

Cyannoun

a greenish-blue colour which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to red.

Turquoisenoun

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.

Cyan

Cyan () is the color between green and blue on the visible spectrum of light. It is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength between 490 and 520 nm, between the wavelengths of green and blue.In the subtractive color system, or CMYK color model, which can be overlaid to produce all colors in paint and color printing, cyan is one of the primary colors, along with magenta and yellow.

Turquoiseadjective

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

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Turquoisenoun

a blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate; blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone

Turquoisenoun

a shade of blue tinged with green

Turquoisenoun

a greenish-blue colour

‘the turquoise waters of the bay’;

Turquoisenoun

a semi-precious stone, typically opaque and of a greenish-blue or sky-blue colour, consisting of a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium.

Turquoise

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Like most other opaque gems, turquoise has been devalued by the introduction onto the market of treatments, imitations and synthetics.

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