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translucent (adj.)

1590s, from Latin translucentem (nominative translucens), present participle of translucere "to shine through," from trans "across, beyond; through" (see trans-) + lucere "to shine," from suffixed (iterative) form of PIE root *leuk- "light, brightness." Related: Translucently.

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Definitions of translucent from WordNet

translucent (adj.)
allowing light to pass through diffusely;
translucent amber
Synonyms: semitransparent
From wordnet.princeton.edu