- an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
- Jerusalem artichoke(def 1).
- (of a stone) translucent and bluish-white with reddish reflections under strong light; opalescent.
Also gir·a·sole [jir-uh-sohl] /ˈdʒɪr əˌsoʊl/, girosol.
Origin of girasol
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It was a slight, and Girasole showed that he felt it; but Minnie could not help it.
All these things combined to stimulate the hate as well as the love of Girasole.
The arrival of Girasole, therefore, was greeted by her with joy.
There was now some delay, and Girasole gave some orders to his men.
Girasole's presence, also, was felt to be an additional guarantee of safety.
girosol or girasole
- a type of opal that has a red or pink glow in bright light; fire opal
C16: from Italian, from girare to revolve (see gyrate) + sole the sun, from Latin sōl
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Word Origin and History for girasole
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