- an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
- Jerusalem artichoke(def 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
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Girasol, Cacholong, Hyalite, and Menilite are varieties of opal.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Girasol, jir′a-sol, n. a bluish-white translucent opal with reddish reflections.
girosol or girasole
- 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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