cairngorm

cairngorm

[kairn-gawrm]
noun
Also called Cairngorm stone.


Origin:
1785–95; short for Cairngorm stone, i.e., stone from Cairngorm Mountains

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cairngorm (ˈkɛənˌɡɔːm, ˌkernˈɡɒrm)
 
n
Also called: smoky quartz a smoky yellow, grey, or brown variety of quartz, used as a gemstone
 
[C18: from Cairn Gorm (literally: blue cairn), mountain in Scotland where it is found]

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