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gir·a·sol(jĭr′ə-sôl′, -sōl′, -sŏl′)
[Italian girasole, sunflower, opal : girare, to turn; see girandole + sole, sun (from Latin sōl; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots).]
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girasol(ˈdʒɪrəˌsɒl; -ˌsəʊl) ,
(Jewellery) a type of opal that has a red or pink glow in bright light; fire opal
[C16: from Italian, from girare to revolve (see gyrate) + sole the sun, from Latin sōl]
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gir•a•sol(ˈdʒɪr əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl)
1. an opal that reflects light in a bright luminous glow.
[1580–90; < Italian, =gira(re) to turn (see girandole) + sole the sun]
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|Noun||1.||girasol - an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors|
opal - a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
|2.||girasol - tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers|
helianthus, sunflower - any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
Jerusalem artichoke - edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
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