Definition of Fire opal

1. Noun. An opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors.

Exact synonyms: Girasol
Generic synonyms: Opal

Definition of Fire opal

1. Noun. Any transparent to translucent opal with a warm body colour of yellow, orange, or red. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Opal

fire in the belly
fire in the hole
fire inspection
fire insurance
fire iron
fire irons
fire load
fire loads
fire lookout tower
fire marshal
fire marshall
fire marshals
fire mission
fire off
fire on all cylinders
fire opal (current term)
fire opals
fire out
fire pink
fire pit
fire resistant
fire retardant
fire retardants
fire salamander
fire salamanders
fire sale
fire sales
fire screen
fire screens
fire service

Literary usage of Fire opal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1897)
"Fire-opal. Hyacinth-red to honey-yellow colors, with fire-like reflections somewhat irised wn turning. Var—1. Precious Opal. Exhibits a play of delicate ..."

2. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana, 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1920)
"Harlequin opal is a kind presenting a variegated play of colors in a reddish ground, resembling the fire-opal. 8. Fire-opal. Feueropal, fr. ..."

3. History and Uses of Limestones and Marbles by Sarah Maria Burnham (1883)
"... seven thousand to eight thousand feet, is largely porphyritic; some of the strata enclose garnets and the beautiful fire-opal, so much admired as a gem. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1902)
"A remarkable fire-opal, brought from Mexico by Alexander von ... This effect is supposed to have been produced by masses of mosaics of fire-opal. ..."

5. An Introduction to Mineralogy: Adapted to the Use of Schools, and Private by John Lee Comstock (1832)
"fire opal. External characters. This variety differs from the precious opal in ... The colour of fire opal is bluish white, milk white, or yellowish. ..."

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