This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Same word as Turkish."] A precious stone of bluish-green or sky-blue color, brought from Persia. It is a phosphate of aluminium, its color beingdue to the presence of iron or copper.
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