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mother-of-pearl

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English

Adjective

mother-of-pearl (not comparable)

Positive
mother-of-pearl

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made from or looking like mother-of-pearl; iridescent or pearly.

Noun

Singular
mother-of-pearl

Plural
-

mother-of-pearl (-)
  1. The hard pearly inner layer of certain mollusk shells; nacre.

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References

  • mother-of-pearl” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • mother-of-pearl” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "mother-of-pearl" in On-line Medical Dictionary, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997–2005.
  • mother-of-pearl” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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