Definition of fire opal in US English:

fire opal


  • another term for girasol (sense 1)
    • ‘Vulcanites, such as basalt and fire opal, will be formed within erupted magma where cooling is rapid and only tiny crystals have the chance to form.’
    • ‘It was a small fire opal in the shape of a triangle.’
    • ‘This version is a delicate confection of minute silver stems set with tiny round cabochon fire opals and shaped white opaque enamel executed en ronde bosse with pale green centers, each petal worked out individually in exquisite detail.’
    • ‘On the simple navy-blue dress she wore a gold brooch set with a fire opal.’
    • ‘Its vicious eyes gleamed like fire opals and she collapsed on the floor in tears and panic.’