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Girasol definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GIR'ASOL, n. [L. gyrus, a turn; L. sol, the sun.]
1. The turnsole, a plant of the genus Heliotropium.
2. A mineral usually milk white, bluish white or sky blue, but when turned towards the sun or any bright light, it constantly reflects a reddish color; hence its name. It sometimes resembles a translucid jelly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors [syn: fire opal, girasol]
2: tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers [syn: Jerusalem artichoke, girasol, Jerusalem artichoke sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus]

Merriam Webster's

noun see girasole

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also girasole) a kind of opal reflecting a reddish glow; a fire-opal. Etymology: orig. = sunflower, f. F girasol or It. girasole f. girare (as GIRANDOLE) + sole sun



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