adularescence

noun
ad·​u·​la·​res·​cence | \ ˌa-jə-lə-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s, -ˌlä- \
plural -s

Definition of adularescence

: the changeable white to pale bluish luster of an adularia cut cabochon

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First Known Use of adularescence

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adularescence

adularia + -escence (as in luminescence)

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The first known use of adularescence was circa 1909

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“Adularescence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adularescence. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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