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cairngorm stone

Definition:

a smoky, yellow or brown quartz

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

cairngorm stones

Type of:

quartz » mineral » material » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

after Cairngorm mountain and range in northeastern Scotland, where originally...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Smoky quartz | Smoky | smokey quartz

a brown to black variety of quartz. Like other quartz gems, it's a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky colour results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation. A very dark brown to black opaque variety is known as morion... (43 of 377 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Smoky quartz

Britannica Encyclopedia:

smoky quartz [mineral]

very common coarse-grained variety of the silica mineral quartz that ranges in colour from nearly black through smoky brown. No distinct boundary ... (22 of 121 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/550070​/smoky-quartz

Collins Dictionary:

cairngorm | smoky quartz [synonym]

a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone (13 of 271 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cairngorm

Oxford Dictionary:

smoky quartz | smokestone | cairngorm

a semi-precious variety of quartz ranging in colour from light greyish brown to nearly black (15 of 37 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/smoky-quartz

New World Dictionary:

cairngorm | smoky quartz

a yellow or brown variety of quartz, used as a gem (11 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cairngorm

American Heritage Dictionary:

smoky quartz | cairngorm

A transparent or semitransparent brown or gray to nearly black variety of quartz, used as a gemstone. (17 of 23 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smoky-quartz

Merriam-Webster:

cairngorm | smoky quartz [cairngorm] | smoky topaz [cairngorm]

a yellow or smoky-brown crystalline quartz (6 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cairngorm

Random House Dictionary:

smoky quartz | cairngorm [synonym] | Cairngorm stone [synonym]

a smoky-yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem. (14 of 21 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/smoky-quartz

Wiktionary:

smoky quartz | smoky quartzes [plural] | smokey quartz

A brown to black variety of quartz. (7 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smoky quartz

Columbia Encyclopedia:

quartz | rock crystal | SiO2 [chemical formula]

one of the commonest of all rock-forming minerals and one of the most important constituents of the earth's crust. Chemically, it's silicon dioxide, ... (23 of 163 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0840732​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

quartz [uncountable]

a hard shiny stone often used inside electronic equipment and watches (11 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/quartz

Cambridge Dictionary:

quartz

a hard colourless mineral substance, used in making electronic equipment and accurate watches and clocks (15 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/quartz

Encarta Dictionary:

cairngorm | cairngorm stone | smoky quartz [minerals] | smoky quartzes [minerals, plural]

a smoky yellow, gray, or brown form of quartz, found in Scotland. Use: jewelry. (14 of 39 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594032​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

cairngorm

Origin: after Cairngorm mountain and range in northeastern Scotland, where originally found from Gaelic carngorm from "cairn" + gorm, blue, azure

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Collins Dictionary:

cairngorm

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Cairn Gorm (literally: blue cairn), mountain in Scotland where it's found

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cairngorm

Oxford Dictionary:

cairngorm

First use: late 18th century

Origin: named after the "Cairngorm Mountains"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cairngorm

Merriam-Webster:

cairngorm

First use: 1794

Origin: Cairngorm, mountain in Scotland

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cairngorm

American Heritage Dictionary:

cairngorm

Origin: After the "Cairngorm (Mountains)".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cairngorm

Encarta Dictionary:

cairngorm

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: After the Cairngorm Mountains

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594032​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cairngorm

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "cairngorm"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cairngorm"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cairngorm

the Free Dictionary:

cairngorm

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cairngorm"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cairngorm"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cairngorm" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/cairngorm

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cairngorm

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cairngorm"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cairng​01 word=cairngorm

YourDictionary Audio:

cairngorm

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cairngorm" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cairngorm

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