an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
(of a stone) translucent and bluish-white with reddish reflections under strong light; opalescent.
Also gir·a·sole [jir-uh-sohl] /ˈdʒɪr əˌsoʊl/
Origin of girasol
equivalent to gira(re
) to turn (see girandole
) + sole
the sun; cf. parasol
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Examples from the Web for girasole
Historical Examples of girasole
It was a slight, and Girasole showed that he felt it; but Minnie could not help it.
All these things combined to stimulate the hate as well as the love of Girasole.
The arrival of Girasole, therefore, was greeted by her with joy.
The former he might consider a scoundrel; but why should Girasole mislead?
There was now some delay, and Girasole gave some orders to his men.
British Dictionary definitions for girasole
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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Word Origin and History for girasole
1580s, from Italian girasole, literally "turning toward the sun," from girare "to rotate" (see gyration) + sole (see Sol).
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