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opal +‎ -esce


opalesce (third-person singular simple present opalesces, present participle opalescing, simple past and past participle opalesced)

  1. To be opalescent; to give forth a play of colours, like the opal.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for opalesce in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)