(of certain gemstones, especially adularia) having a milky, bluish luster.
(of minerals, such as moonstone) having or emitting a milky or bluish iridescence
(of certain gemstones, especially adularia) having a milky, bluish luster. adjective (of minerals, such as moonstone) having or emitting a milky or bluish iridescence
a sometimes opalescent variety of orthoclase formed at a low temperature. noun a white or colourless glassy variety of orthoclase in the form of prismatic crystals. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is a minor gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely. Historical Examples It is true, people are permitted to adulate slavery—so they are allowed to adulate kings, where kings reign. Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1. Various She whom such songs were meant to adulate or win, frequently was the wife of […]
excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery. Contemporary Examples So here Obama is, craving security and adulation, but being denied both. The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama Lloyd Green June 29, 2013 The thing I worry about is that he likes giving good speeches, he likes the adulation and he likes to make people happy. The […]