hydrophane

noun
hy·​dro·​phane | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌfān How to pronounce hydrophane (audio) \

Definition of hydrophane

: a semitranslucent opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water

First Known Use of hydrophane

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrophane was in 1784

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“Hydrophane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrophane. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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