Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of albite, whitish and slightly iridescent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variety of albite, whitish and slightly iridescent like a pigeon's neck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of albite, exhibiting when properly cut a bluish opalescence like the changing hues on a pigeon's neck.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek a pigeon, referring to the iridescence of a pigeon's neck. (Wiktionary)

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