girasol

[jir-uh-sawl, -sol]
adjective
  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

1580–90; < Italian, equivalent to gira(re) to turn (see girandole) + sole the sun; cf. parasol
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girasol

girosol or girasole

noun
  1. a type of opal that has a red or pink glow in bright light; fire opal

Word Origin for girasol

C16: from Italian, from girare to revolve (see gyrate) + sole the sun, from Latin sōl
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