Topaz meaning

tō'păz'
A light yellow variety of quartz.
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A colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral, often found in association with granitic rocks and valued as a gemstone, especially in the brown and pink varieties.
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Any of various yellow gemstones, especially a yellow variety of sapphire or corundum.
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A light-colored or colorless, very hard, orthorhombic mineral, Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2, often used as a gem; hydrous aluminum silicate.
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Any of a various yellowish minerals that resemble yellow topaz, esp. citrine.
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Either of two brightly colored hummingbirds (Topaza pyra or T. pella) of South America.
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A colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink orthorhombic mineral valued as a gem. Topaz occurs as transparent or translucent prisms in silica-rich igneous rocks, such as pegmatite, and in tin-bearing rock veins. Chemical formula: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2.
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Any of various yellow gemstones, especially a yellow variety of sapphire or corundum.
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A clear, yellowish-brown gemstone.
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A yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.

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(historical, British India) A black Catholic soldier in the British Army.
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Of a yellowish-brown color, like that of the gemstone.
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Origin of topaz

From the Ancient Greek proper noun Τοπάζιος (Topazios), ancient name of St. John's Island, Egypt, in the Red Sea, believed to be the first discovered source of the mineral τοπάζιον (topazion, “peridot").