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Girasole girasol

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Girasole girasol

1. (Science: botany) see heliotrope.

2. (Science: chemical) a variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish colour.

Origin: It. Girasole, or f. Girasol, fr. L. Gyrare to turn around _ sol sun.