cacholong

noun
cach·​o·​long | \ ˈkashəˌlȯŋ \
plural -s

Definition of cacholong

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

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First Known Use of cacholong

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacholong

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

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“Cacholong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacholong. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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