opaline

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaline (comparative more opaline, superlative most opaline)

  1. resembling opal in its iridescence

Noun[edit]

opaline (plural opalines)

  1. a clear-to-white liquid secreted by sea hares (genus Aplysia) that becomes viscous upon contact with water
    The attack on a sea hare by a spiny lobster causes release of the whitish opaline, followed the co-release of both opaline and ink.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

opaline (plural opalines)

  1. (mineralogy) any of several minerals resembling opal

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaline

  1. feminine form of opalin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaline

  1. feminine plural of opalino