gir·​a·​sole ˈjir-ə-ˌsȯl How to pronounce girasole (audio)
variants or less commonly girasol
usually girasol : an opal of varying color that gives out fiery reflections in bright light

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of girasole was circa 1586

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“Girasole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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