from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a pearly luster or gloss.
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- adj. pearl-like, either in color or luster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having an iridescent pearl-like surface, giving a play of lustrous rainbowlike colors; nacreous; pearlaceous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
C 1935 pearl + -escent (Wiktionary)