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Meaning of MOTHER-OF-PEARL

Pronunciation:  'mudhur uv 'purl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
 

MOTHER-OF-PEARL is a 15 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: nacre
 
 See Also: shell

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Moth"er-of-pearl`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The hard pearly internal layer of several kinds of shells,
esp. of pearl oysters, river mussels, and the abalone shells;
nacre. See {Pearl}.

 

 

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