Hydrophane
Hydrophane Hy"dro*phane, n. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? to show, appear: cf. F. hydrophane.] (Min.) A semitranslucent variety of opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water. [1913 Webster]

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  • hydrophane — ⇒HYDROPHANE, adj. Qui est translucide dans l eau. Pierre hydrophane (LITTRÉ). ♦ Opale hydrophane ou, p. ell., hydrophane, subst. fém. Opale blanche ou jaune qui devient translucide, parfois transparente, en s imprégnant d eau. L opale a une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hydrophane — [hī′drə fān΄] n. [ HYDRO + PHANE] an opaque variety of opal that becomes translucent or transparent when wet hydrophanous [hī dräf′ə nəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hydrophane — (i dro fa n ) adj. Terme de minéralogie. Qui est translucide dans l eau. Pierre hydrophane.    S. f. Nom d une pierre siliceuse qui est translucide lorsqu elle est imbibée d eau. C est l opale hydrophane, variété d opale. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hydro …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hydrophane — noun Date: 1784 a semitranslucent opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydrophane — hydrophanous /huy drof euh neuhs/, adj. /huy dreuh fayn /, n. a partly translucent variety of opal, which becomes more translucent or transparent when immersed in water. [1775 85; HYDRO 1 + PHANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrophane — hy·dro·phane …   English syllables

  • hydrophane — hy•dro•phane [[t]ˈhaɪ drəˌfeɪn[/t]] n. mir jew a partly translucent variety of opal that becomes more translucent or transparent when immersed in water • Etymology: 1775–85 hy•droph•a•nous haɪˈdrɒf ə nəs adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hydrophane — /ˈhaɪdrəfeɪn/ (say huydruhfayn) noun a partly translucent variety of opal, which becomes more translucent when immersed in water. {hydro 1 + phane} –hydrophanous /haɪˈdrɒfənəs/ (say huy drofuhnuhs), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrophane — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌfān noun ( s) Etymology: hydr + phane : a semitranslucent variety of opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water …   Useful english dictionary

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