from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling pearl or mother-of-pearl; pearly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling pearl or mother-of-pearl; pearly in quality or appearance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling pearls or mother-of-pearl: pearly; nacreous; margaritaceous.
  • Dotted or flecked with white, as if pearled, as a bird's plumage.


pearl +‎ -aceous (Wiktionary)


  • Body black; antennae piceous, dull honey-yellow towards the tip, distinctly compressed; — joints, in profile a little narrowed to the base; palpi piceous, not at all securiform, terminal joint less dilated at tip than tiiat of the preceding joint; thorax with a slight pearlaceous re - flection, rather narrower at tip than at base; lateral margin depressed,

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society


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