opal glass


: a translucent or opaque glass
especially : a milky white glass that is prepared by adding impurities (as fluorine compounds) which disperse as crystallites within the matrix of glass and that is used especially for ornamental pressed glass and for diffusing light without serious loss of lighting efficiency compare milk glass

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“Opal glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opal%20glass. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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