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aureole, oriole
aureole (OR ree ohl") (noun)
1. A circle of light or radiance surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo: The picture of the saint in the stained glass has a beautiful aureole surrounding the head.
2. The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse: By using the special telescope, the students were able to see the aureole of the sun during the eclipse.
oriole (OR ree ohl") (noun)
1. Old world tropical songbirds of which the male species are brightly colored, orange and black: During her travels up the jungle river, Rachael saw a beautiful oriole flitting through the trees.
2. A North American songbird of which the males tend to be brightly colored, black, orange or yellow: The American baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, was named after the colorful bird, the oriole.

Stan noticed when the blue oriole flew across the path of the setting sun, it appeared as if it were surrounded by an aureole of golden light.

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