An iridescent abalone shell.
An example of iridescent is the inside of an abalone shell.
Origin of iridescentfrom Classical Latin iris, rainbow from Gr, rainbow (see iris) + -escent
- Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors: an iridescent oil slick; iridescent plumage.
- Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance: “The prelude was as iridescent as a prism in a morning room” ( Carson McCullers )
(comparative more iridescent, superlative most iridescent)