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Tuesday, April 04, 2000

Definitions for pellucid

  1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
  2. Easily understandable.

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Citations for pellucid
The prevailing atmosphere as one cruises Kukulcan Boulevard, the busy strip where most of Cancun's 122 hotels are clustered, remains that of an Orlando or a Las Vegas dropped intact next to pellucid Caribbean waters. Larry Rohter, New York Times
In her scrupulous and pellucid prose, she appears to distance herself from the optimistic Californian light. Cynthia Ozick, New York Times Magazine
Origin of pellucid
1610-1620
Pellucid comes from Latin pellucidus, "shining, transparent," from pellucere, "to shine through," from per-, "through" + lucere, "to shine."