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[jir-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈdʒɪr əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/

an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
(def 1).
(of a stone) translucent and bluish-white with reddish reflections under strong light; opalescent.
/ˈdʒɪrəˌsɒl; -ˌsəʊl/
a type of opal that has a red or pink glow in bright light; fire opal

1580s, from Italian girasole, literally “turning toward the sun,” from girare “to rotate” (see gyration) + sole (see Sol).


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