cacholong


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cacholong

(ˈkætʃəˌlɒŋ)
n
a type of opal, commonly of a milky colour
[C18: from French, from a Kalmuck word]
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Thus it's helpful that midway through this work we come on "An Opal Glossary of Terms," compiled by Si and Ann Frazier, to which we can turn when other chapters invoke terms like Ariki, black nobby, cacholong, conk, girasol, hyalite, Newton's rings, tabasheer, Yowah nut, and many others just as peculiar.