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adularescent

[aj-uh-luh-res-uh nt]
adjective
  1. (of certain gemstones, especially adularia) having a milky, bluish luster.
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Origin of adularescent

Related formsad·u·la·res·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for adularescence

adularescent

adjective
  1. (of minerals, such as moonstone) having or emitting a milky or bluish iridescence
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Derived Formsadularescence, noun

Word Origin

C19: from adular(ia) + -escent
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