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pearl

adjective (a)

  • Of or pertaining to pearl or pearls; made of pearls, or of mother-of-pearl. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • a shade of white the color of bleached bones (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: bone, ivory, off-white
    source: wordnet30
  • a shape that is spherical and small (noun.shape)
    Synonym: bead, drop
    source: wordnet30
  • A fringe or border. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of- pearl. Pearls which are round, or nearly round, and of fine luster, are highly esteemed as jewels, and compare in value with the precious stones. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To resemble pearl or pearls. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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