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smoky quartz

noun
1.
a smoky-yellow to dark brown or black variety of quartz, used as a gem.
Also called cairngorm, Cairngorm stone.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40

cairngorm

[kairn-gawrm] /ˈkɛərnˌgɔrm/
noun
Also called Cairngorm stone.
Origin
1785-95; short for Cairngorm stone, i.e., stone from Cairngorm Mountains
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British Dictionary definitions for cairn-gorm stone

cairngorm

/ˈkɛənˌɡɔːm; ˌkernˈɡɒrm/
noun
1.
a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone Also called smoky quartz
Word Origin
C18: from Cairn Gorm (literally: blue cairn), mountain in Scotland where it is found

smoky quartz

noun
1.
another name for cairngorm
Word Origin
so named because of its colour
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