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Noun: aureole  'o-ree,ówl
  1. The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
    - corona, aureola
  2. An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
    - aura, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole, aureola

Derived forms: aureoles

Type of: glow, glowing, light, lightness, radiance

Part of: nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud

Encyclopedia: Aureole