Definition of opaline in English:


Syllabification: o·pal·ine
Pronunciation: /ˈōpəˌlēn, -ˌlīn


another term for 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.


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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.

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