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Dictionary entry overview: What does mother-of-pearl mean?
• MOTHER-OF-PEARL (noun)
The noun MOTHER-OF-PEARL has 1 sense:
1. the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
Familiarity information: MOTHER-OF-PEARL used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("mother-of-pearl" is a kind of...):
shell (the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals)
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