Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To form (something) into pearls.
  • transitive v. To adorn with or as if with pearls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To form into pearls, or make pearly.
  • v. To decorate as if with pearls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls.
  • transitive v. To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form into pearls or the resemblance of pearls.
  • To decorate with or as if with pearls.

Etymologies

im- +‎ pearl (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • 1. to form into drops resembling pearls.
    2. to adorn with pearls or pearllike drops.

    July 24, 2008