Meaning of aureole

au•re•ole

Pronunciation: (ôr'ē-ōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
  2. any encircling ring of light or color; halo.
  3. corona (def. 3).
  4. a zone of altered country rock around an igneous intrusion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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