from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent. See Synonyms at clear.
- adj. Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. allowing for the passage of light; transparent
- adj. easily understood; clear
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Transparent; clear; limpid; translucent; not opaque.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Admitting the passage of light, but not properly transparent; translucent; limpid; not opaque; in entomology, transparet, but not necessarily colorless; translucent.
- Figuratively, clear; transparent to mental vision.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
- adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
Latin pellūcidus, from pellūcēre, to shine through : per-, through; see per- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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”. (Wiktionary)