girasole girasolmedical dictionary

1. <botany> See Heliotrope.

2. <chemical>

A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish colour.

Origin: It. Girasole, or F. Girasol, fr. L. Gyrare to turn around + sol sun.

(01 Mar 1998)

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