Definition of opaline in English:

opaline

Line breaks: opal|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊp(ə)lʌɪn
 
, -lɪn/

adjective

  • Opalescent.
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    • Sponges have an internal skeleton composed of needle-like elements called spicules, which can be composed of calcium carbonate, opaline silica, or fibres of the scleroprotein spongin.
    • Under the weight of the wild mushrooms, gnocchi, grilled fennel, and basil oil, opaline scallops simply disappear.
    • It is known that opaline silica is prone to dissolution on the sea floor.

noun

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  • 1 another term for milk-glass.
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    • Claudia Roden says: This pudding is like opaline encrusted with little stones.
  • 1.1Translucent glass of a colour other than white.

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