MEANING: noun:
1. A blue, bluish-green, or greenish-gray semi-precious stone.
2. A bluish-green color.

ETYMOLOGY. Named after Turkey. The gemstone was called turquoise because either it was discovered in Turkey or transported to Europe via Turkey. Earliest documented use: 1398.

BURQUOISE - French women who wear a burqa (a long, loose garment covering the whole body) when in public

TORQUOISE - intensely twisty, like a tornado

TUER QUI OSE - kill, whoever dares