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iridescent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Iridescent  \Ir`i*des"cent\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  iris,  iridis,  the 
  rainbow:  cf  F.  iridescent.] 
  Having  colors  like  the  rainbow;  exhibiting  a  play  of 
  changeable  colors;  nacreous;  prismatic;  as  iridescent  glass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  iridescent 
  adj  1:  varying  in  color  when  seen  in  different  lights  or  from 
  different  angles;  "changeable  taffeta";  "chatoyant  (or 
  shot)  silk";  "a  dragonfly  hovered,  vibrating  and 
  iridescent"  [syn:  {changeable},  {chatoyant},  {shot}] 
  2:  having  a  play  of  lustrous  rainbow-like  colors;  "an 
  iridescent  oil  slick";  "nacreous  (or  pearlescent)  clouds 
  looking  like  mother-of-pearl";  "a  milky  opalescent  (or 
  opaline)  luster"  [syn:  {nacreous},  {opalescent},  {opaline}, 
  {pearlescent}] 




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