What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?

Turku City in Finland
Turkey as a country
Turkusy, fake region
Persian tortoise
The name Turquoise was es­tab­lished in the sev­en­teenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquois is French for "Turk­ish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Acient Romans called this rock Kalalit.

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