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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of translucere 'to shine through', from lucere 'to shine'

translucent

adjective
     
trans‧lu‧cent
not transparent, but clear enough to allow light to pass through:
Blue veins showed through her translucent skin.
translucence noun [uncountable]

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