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TOPAZ

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does topaz mean? 

TOPAZ (noun)
  The noun TOPAZ has 3 senses:

1. a yellow quartz
2. a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
3. a light brown the color of topaz

  Familiarity information: TOPAZ used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOPAZ (noun)


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Meaning:

A yellow quartz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

common topaz; false topaz; topaz

Hypernyms ("topaz" is a kind of...):

quartz (a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities)


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Meaning:

A mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("topaz" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

transparent gem (a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion)


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Meaning:

A light brown the color of topaz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

tan; topaz

Hypernyms ("topaz" is a kind of...):

light brown (a brown that is light but unsaturated)


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