fire opal

  1. a red Mexican opal, often with a color play.

Origin of fire opal

First recorded in 1810–20

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How to use fire opal in a sentence

  • The Dutch designer uses 3D printing, laser cutting and futuristic elements such as artificial fire opals in her designs.

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  • The red and yellow bright coloured varieties of fire-opal are found near Zimapan, in Mexico.

  • But there was Kitty's great fire-opal, glowing like a coal on her breast, seeming to breathe as she breathed.

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  • The choicest of these specimens is the true fire-opal, which in brilliancy and iridescence excels all others.

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  • She could see it far up, glowing as red as her fire-opal in the light of the embers.

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British Dictionary definitions for fire opal

fire opal

  1. an orange-red translucent variety of opal, valued as a gemstone

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