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opalescent

adjective uk   /ˌəʊ.pəlˈes.ənt/  us   /ˌoʊ-/ literary
Something that is opalescent reflects light and changes colour like an opal: the opalescent scales of a fish
opalescence
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
Translations of “opalescent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 乳色的, 髮乳光的, 像蛋白石的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乳色的, 发乳光的, 像蛋白石的…
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