Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See fire opal.
  • n. See Jerusalem artichoke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fire opal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral, also known as fire-opal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors
  • n. tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers

Etymologies

Italian girasole, sunflower, opal : girare, to turn; see girandole + sole, sun (from Latin sōl; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish (Wiktionary)

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    March 14, 2011