Spec"u*lar (?), a. [L. specularis (cf., from the same root, specula a lookout, watchtower): cf. F. sp'eculaire. See Speculum.]
Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface.
Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a specular examination.
Assisting sight, as a lens or the like.
Thy specular orb
Apply to well-dissected kernels; lo!
In each observe the slender threads
Of first-beginning trees.
[R.] "Look once more, ere we leave this specular
Specular iron. Min. See Hematite.
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