adularescent

[aj-uh-luh-res-uh nt]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. adsuki bean,
  2. adsum,
  3. adterminal,
  4. adts,
  5. aduki,
  6. adularia,
  7. adulate,
  8. adulation,
  9. adulatory,
  10. adullamite

Origin of adularescent


Related formsad·u·la·res·cence, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for adularescence

adularescent

adjective

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

Word Origin for adularescent

C19: from adular(ia) + -escent

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012