Pele's tears

plural noun

1
: small drops of volcanic glass
2
Hawaii : a clear chalcedony or opal in cabochon cut

Word History

Etymology

after Pele, Hawaiian volcano goddess

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“Pele's tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pele%27s%20tears. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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