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- adj. pearl-like
- adj. yielding pearls
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling mother-of-pearl; pearly; glossy-white with purple, green, and blue reflections.
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Perhaps this offers an opportunity to extend the meaning of the word margaritaceous after the drink.
Nacreous: pearly: resembling mother of pearl: = margaritaceous.
Louis XVI of France when they were 14 and 15 years of age, respectively (1770) margaritaceous (mar-guhr-i-TAY-shuhs) adjective
"The mesial band has something of a margaritaceous sheen, but it is very slight and dull."
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