cairngorm

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cairngorm (plural cairngorms)

  1. A precious stone of smoky yellow-brown or gray-brown color, used in Scottish jewellery.
    • 1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's School Days, Part II, Chapter 6
      And then he led away the talk to their home in Devonshire, and the red, bright earth, and the deep-green combes, and the peat streams like cairngorm pebbles, and the wild moor with its high, cloudy tors for a giant background to the picture [] .

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