girasole

noun
gir·​a·​sole | \ ˈjir-ə-ˌsȯl How to pronounce girasole (audio) , -ˌsōl, -ˌsäl \
variants: or less commonly girasol

Definition of girasole

2 usually girasol : an opal of varying color that gives out fiery reflections in bright light

First Known Use of girasole

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for girasole

Italian girasole sunflower, from girare + sole sun, from Latin sol — more at solar

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“Girasole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/girasole. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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