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MOTHER-OF-PEARL

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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.


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MOTHER-OF-PEARL (noun)


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Meaning:

The iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

mother-of-pearl; nacre

Hypernyms ("mother-of-pearl" is a kind of...):

shell (the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals)


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