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Definition of aureole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aureole

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɔːriəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrioʊl//
 
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a circle of light Word Origin Middle English: from Old French aureole, from Latin aureola (corona) ‘golden (crown)’, feminine of aureolus (diminutive of aureus, from aurum ‘gold’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aureole