hyalite

[hahy-uh-lahyt]
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noun

a colorless variety of opal, sometimes transparent like glass, and sometimes whitish and translucent.

Origin of hyalite

First recorded in 1785–95; hyal- + -ite1
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hyalite

noun

a clear and colourless variety of opal in globular form
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