From Latin pellūcidus, from per- (“very”) + lūcidus (“clear, bright”) (from whence lucid), from lūceō (“shine, be visible”). Compare clear, crystal clear, both also with literal meaning “transparent” but metaphorical meaning “easily understood”.
- 1999 - Judith Butler, 1999 Preface for Gender Trouble
- If I treat that grammar as pellucid, then I fail to call attention precisely to that sphere of language that establishes and disestablishes intelligibility, and that would be precisely to thwart my own project as I have described it to you here.
- 1857 - R. M. Ballantyne, Chapter XVI of The Coral Island
- and the bright seaweeds and the brilliant corals shone in the depths of that pellucid water, as we rowed over it, like rare and precious gems