noun Etymology: Middle English topace, from Anglo-French, from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos Date: 13th century 1. a. a mineral that is essentially a silicate of aluminum and usually occurs in orthorhombic translucent or transparent crystals or in white translucent masses b. a usually yellow to brownish-yellow transparent mineral topaz used as a gem c. a yellow sapphire d. a yellow quartz 2. either of two large brilliantly colored South American hummingbirds (Topaza pella and T. pyra)

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