It's also the French word for "sunflower" and as such, is the name in the French Revolutionary Calendar for my birthday.

Gir"a*sole, Gir"a*sol (?), n. [It. girasole, or F. girasol, fr. L. gyrare to turn around + sol sun.]

1. Bot.

See Heliotrope.

[Obs.]

2. Min.

A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish color.

 

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