[ jir-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈdʒɪr əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
(of a stone) translucent and bluish-white with reddish reflections under strong light; opalescent.
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Also gir·a·sole [jir-uh-sohl], /ˈdʒɪr əˌsoʊl/, girosol.
Words nearby girasol
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Example sentences from the Web for girasol
Girasol, Cacholong, Hyalite, and Menilite are varieties of opal.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Girasol, jir′a-sol, n. a bluish-white translucent opal with reddish reflections.
British Dictionary definitions for girasol
girosol or girasole
/ (ˈdʒɪrəˌsɒl, -ˌsəʊl) /
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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