adularescent

[ aj-uh-luh-res-uh nt ]
/ ˌædʒ ə ləˈrɛs ənt /

adjective

(of certain gemstones, especially adularia) having a milky, bluish luster.

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ad·u·la·res·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for adularescence

adularescent
/ (əˌdjʊləˈrɛsənt) /

adjective

(of minerals, such as moonstone) having or emitting a milky or bluish iridescence

Derived forms of adularescent

adularescence, noun

Word Origin for adularescent

C19: from adular(ia) + -escent
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