cacholong

noun cach·o·long \ˈkashəˌlȯŋ\

Definition of cacholong

plural

-s

  1. :  an opaque bluish white or pale yellow variety of opal containing a little alumina

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Origin and Etymology of cacholong

French, probably from a native name in Kalmuck, U.S.S.R.


First Known Use: 1788


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